Handmade Paper Care Tips !
collections include several broad categories of objects. Drawings, prints
and watercolors are valued primarily for their visual appeal and are
meant to be displayed or enjoyed. Photographs, mementos or souvenirs
are also looked occasionally. Books or documents are also referred to
on regular basis. Good care and handling of these Handmade Paper Products
Paper is made using a pulp. The pulp should be properly stirred while
• Required amount of dye should be added to the pulp. If the amount
added is more it will give the shade of that color and if the amount
added is less, it will give a tint of that color.
• The mold and deckle should be placed closely sticked to each other
for removing the pulp from the mixture.
• When mottling a paper dried materials should be properly blended.
• To get different surface texture, different treatment is given to
• In order to display a work of art on paper safely, it is helpful to
work with a reputable framer.
• Acid free board should be used to mat art works.
• Avoid the use of pressure sensitive tapes directly on valuable papers.
• Modern prints and photographs are prized in part for their unblemished
• Avoid uniframes or sandwich frames that are clipped together without
an edge. They allow pollutants and dust to get to the work.
• Photographs may also be bound into albums or scrapbooks.
• Handmade paper& handmade paper products should be kept away from
• Handmade paper & handmade paper products should be kept away from
high temperature as this might cause the paper & paper products
to become brittle and damp.
• Handmade papers are best stored in flat files. Wooden flat files are
better than metal files because wooden files stabilize relative humidity
and do not rust.
• Interleaving with acid free tissue between sheets of handmade paper
is also advisable.
• Acid free boards should be place on top and bottom of the flat file
to avoid migration of acids.
• It is important when buying paper to hold it to the light, to determine
its hardness or softness, textures, and how much light it reflects.