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Nov. 8th, 2006 | 03:32 pm
music: Caspar Trott - Motet in 5 Parts

I made up a batch of Library
Paste the other day.

I don't suppose that this stuff
is much good for anything
other than putting up notices
or for mailings, but it is the
first step in preparing an
old pasteboard formula that
I am trying to duplicate.



* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 tsp. alum
* 4 cups water
* 30 drops Oil of

First, I stirred one cup of sugar
and one teaspoon of alum into
one cup of water in the top
of a double boiler until they
had dissolved.

Then I stirred a cup of white
flour into the sugar and alum
water until the mixture was
smooth and creamy.

Then I stirred in the remaining
three cups of water, and began
heating it over a medium flame.


I continued heating until it was
smooth and clear, stirring the
mixture occasionally.


I let this cool for a couple of

Then I poured this off into a
blender and processed it up
on high to work out any
lumps, while blending in the
Essential Oil of Wintergreen.


Some recipes call for thirty
drops; I added the contents of
the entire bottle: half an ounce
/ fifteen milliliters.

Then I poured it all off into a
quart-size Ball jar.


Stored in a tightly capped jar,
it will keep for at least a
year, unrefrigerated.


It will gel in the bottle after
a few days; just warm the
jar in hot water before use.

It dries transparent.

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Wentzel Jamnitzer

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from: lhasa7
date: Nov. 8th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)

Hmmm, I was just looking into Yes! paste the other day, since Tosh Berman had mentioned that his father used that stuff.


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Khem Caigan


from: khem_caigan
date: Nov. 8th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out.
Hope the addition of the
'non-archival' tag is
sufficient warning up front!

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