would like to use wheat paste for different projects that I
am working on but it is such a hassle to cook it up when I need
just a little. Is there a substitute for wheat paste that is
boiled & moldy
was introduced to a wheat paste when I was investigating the
Yes Paste controversy. It is called Zen Paste. It has been in
Light Impressions catalog for some time but I have found the
maker of Zen Paste is is my own neighborhood. SFC member, Wallace
Dawes, referred me to Sidney Pink of Archival Products, Los
Angeles. and Tri-Art Consevation Framing, in West Los Angeles.
Sid has developed some products including Zen Paste which is
a wheat paste with a shelf life of at least six montys if refrigerated.
It is just the thing when you need a small amount and don't
want to mix up a pot of traditional wheat paste. It is archival.
There is also Zen Crystals which is a dry form of the paste
which you can reconstitute in a few minutes and use whatever
amount you need. This has an indefinite shelf life. Sounds goods
for those of us who only use paste once in a while. There are
some other products for repairing torn or damaged artwork and
some hingest for matting, that won't damage your artwork over
time. These products are worth looking into and will be available
at Calligraphy West if there is a demand for them.