Wednesday, January 23, 2013
When remodeling my house I found perfectly preserved newspapers from 1920s under the flooring.
I want to wallpaper a wall with these papers but am concerned the backside will bleed through to the front when I paste them on the wall or when I apply a protective coating over the top.
I'm amazed that they’re perfectly preserved. What a find! Are they still supple? Have they yellowed or cracked at all? ...
Now that you've uncovered the newspapers and removed them from their dark airless "tomb", time is of the essence. Newsprint, manila paper, and construction papers are highly acidic.
Light causes the acidic lignin to react ...
[The image used in the mixed media Polyurethane Transfer Collage above is a public domain copyright-free photo of famous singer and socialite, Lily Langtree, taken in 1885. Learn more about sources of copyright-free images.]