[Scriptoris] Humidity and scrolls

Celestria leDragon celestria.ledragon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 07:11:55 PDT 2009

They were all painted with W&N gouache. We've had a lot of rain lately in
Austin and I've had the windows open enjoying the cooler weather...think
that might be part of the problem.

I'm think of finding a plastic box with the silica gel that should do it.
Where can I find the silica gel packets or damp rid?


On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 4:54 AM, Don Whitney <dwhitney98 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  I think the scribes in Houston deal with this more regularly, since they
> live in 100%+ humidity, so they might have better ideas.  The first thought
> that occurred to me is wax paper, but you'd have to do that before you put
> them away, and it would smudge when you took it out, so that's probably not
> the best solution.  A dessicant in your scroll box might be a better one
> (silica gel or other), or perhaps a vacuum seal on your scroll box if it's
> very humid?
>  Do you happen to recall what kind of paint you used with the affected
> scrolls? I've never heard of this happening, and was wondering if it was
> specific to whatever you used to paint the scrolls (I wouldn't think W&N
> guaches would stick as much as, say, acrylic paint, but my only exposure to
> older painted scrolls is if I put one away and finish painting it months
> later, so I have limited experience in dealing with this problem.  I usually
> paint it, let it dry, and hand it off to a happy herald, where it's never to
> be seen or heard from again...).
> Silvius, waiting for it to dry enough to mow his lawn
> > Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 01:34:59 -0500
> > From: celestria.ledragon at gmail.com
> > To: scriptoris at lists.ansteorra.org
> > Subject: [Scriptoris] Humidity and scrolls
> >
> > I had painted baronial awards in an envelopes I pulled them out to scribe
> > names and dates for our event and they were stuck together and when I
> tried
> > to gently take them apart the paint came off. The paint was tacky. They
> were
> > painted months ago and dry when put away. Never had this happen before.
> Not
> > a happy scribe!!!
> >
> > What suggestions do you have on storing them? I had them in envelopes
> > according to award.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Celestria
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