[Scriptoris] Humidity and scrolls
thebloodymistress at satx.rr.com
Wed Oct 14 08:51:13 PDT 2009
Damp Rid you can normally find at the grocery store or walmart in the
household cleaning/laundry area
----- Original Message -----
From: "Celestria leDragon" <celestria.ledragon at gmail.com>
To: "Scribes within Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <scriptoris at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Scriptoris] Humidity and scrolls
> 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>
>> 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
>> that occurred to me is wax paper, but you'd have to do that before you
>> them away, and it would smudge when you took it out, so that's probably
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> paint it, let it dry, and hand it off to a happy herald, where it's never
>> 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
>> > to gently take them apart the paint came off. The paint was tacky. They
>> > painted months ago and dry when put away. Never had this happen before.
>> > 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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