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Ladies Manual Of Art OR Profit and Pastime



In presenting to the public and our artistically inclined people our " Art Manual" we should do so with some trepidation had we not the assurance, in placing before them this work, that it would instantly win its way into their favor by its merits. Most books produced by the press of the present day are novels, compilations, scientific and theological ones, meeting as they do only certain classes, and are subjects which have been constantly before the people. We present you a "new book" in every sense of the word. We propose entering with our readers into the beautiful realms of Art, than which there is no more interesting subject; our object being its promotion and dissemination.

TitleLadies Manual Of Art or Profit and Pastime
AuthorEditors of American Mutual Library Association
PublisherDonohue, Henneberry & Co
Year1890
Copyright1887, American Mutual Library Association
AmazonLadies Manual of Art or Profit and Pastime

Ladies Manual Of Art

Ladies Manual Of Art 1Ladies Manual Of Art

Profit and Pastime,

A Self Teacher In All Branches of Decorative Art

Ladies Manual Of Art 3

Embracing Every Variety Of Paintinig and Drawing on China, Glass, Velvet, Canvas, Paper and Wood

Ladies Manual Of Art 4

The Secret Of All

Glass Transparencies, Sketching From Nature.

Pastel and Crayon Drawing, Taxidermy, Etc.

Chicago:

Donohue, Henneberry & CO,

407-425 Dearborn Street 1890

Ladies Manual Of Art 5
-Preface
IN presenting to the public and our artistically inclined people our Art Manual we should do so with some trepidation had we not the assurance, in placing before them this work, that it would ins...
-Introductory Remarks
IN learning the art of drawing or writing, like all other Arts and Sciences, there are certain first and fixed principles to be observed as a foundation upon which the whole is built. A right understa...
-Sketching from Nature
God has diffused beauty, and ARt has combined it. - Houssaye. A sketch is a graphic memorandum. The field of labor is the wide world of nature - her beautiful truths the lessons to be learned by...
-A Lesson In Drawing
Before going into the field to make a sketch, it is essential you become familiar with the different lines used in drawing, the less difficulty you will have in sketching from nature. The first effort...
-A Lesson In Drawing. Part 2. The Vanishing Point
The Vanishing Point The Vanishing Point. In this way you get the lines for the cornice in a building, or row of buildings, upper and lower lines of the windows and doors, base and sidewalk. In makin...
-A Lesson In Drawing. Part 3. Bird's Eye View
In attempting to make a bird's eye view of buildings, where an elevation cannot be obtained, it will be found somewhat difficult. We can only mark down on the sketch-book what can be seen from the p...
-Colors in Nature
Colors are merely sensations produced by the action of light on the nervous tissue of the retina, which covers the back of the eye. There are Three Primary Colors en Nature, Blue, Red,-and Yellow. ...
-Pen And Pencil Drawing, By Aid Of The Transfer Process
The art of transferring pictures from one paper to another is what few understand. Many have drawings or engravings which they hold as valuable keepsakes, and wish to preserve copies. The plan of du...
-The Use Of The Pentagraph
This is an instrument in four sections, so arranged that you can enlarge or diminish in size, and copy a photograph, engraving, or any kind of picture. It contains a screw to fasten it to the table, a...
-Copying With Transparent Paper
Another method of transferring pictures to paper is by the use of a transparent paper, which is made by dissolving cas-tor oil in absolute alcohol, and applying the liquid to the paper with a brush or...
-Pastel Painting, With Suggestions From The Best English Authors
Exactly in proportion as an artist is certain of his end, will he be swift and simple in his means; and as he is accurate and deep in his knowledge, will he be precise and refined in his touch.--...
-Portraits
For the past few years a great improvement has been made in the execution of portraits in black and colored crayons. Crayon painting is much easier in its execution than oil painting, and pictures may...
-Landscape Painting With Crayon Colors
The crayons used are much harder than the soft kind required in portraits; they are manufac-tured expressly for landscapes, and resemble firm chalk. The following is a list of the most useful crayons:...
-Materials for Pastel Drawing
Crayons, square black conte, Nos. 1, 2, and 3. Square white, red, and grey, Nos. 1, 2, and 3. Round black conte, Nos. 1, 2, and 3. Round white and red crayons. Conte crayon pencils in wood, Nos. 1, ...
-Directions For Doing The Monocromatic Drawing
Take pasteboard or drawing paper, size with is in glass, or paint with pure white lead. When thoroughly dried, smooth it down with sand-paper, and paint again. Before this coat is perfectly dry, sif...
-Water Colors
N this branch of fine art we will avoid all preliminary remarks in regard to its advantages, and direct you at once to the method of treating it, in as clear and comprehensible a manner as possible,...
-Water Colors. Continued
For the Hills, mix Indigo and Yellow Ochre, so as to make a light green; lay in the light parts with this, adding Ochre when a brighter and warmer light is to be expressed, and Pink Madder when the su...
-The Art Of Landscape Painting In Oil Colors
Technical Names and Materials Used. Mixing of Tints, and how to Apply Them. No doubt you are sufficiently acquainted with the general principles of Drawing and Perspective at the time you reach this ...
-Materials Used in Painting In Oil Colors
Many of the pigments which change color by the action of impure air, and are, therefore, useless in water-color painting, may, nevertheless, be safely used in oil painting; for this reason: In water c...
-Mixed Tints Used in Painting In Oil Colors
The following are given as examples of some of the tints that may be obtained by mixture of the more important colors. Rose Madder and Cobalt. With these colors a variety of delicate tints of great p...
-The Oil-Photo Miniature. Cameo-Oil-Improved Method
WheN the photograph you desire to color is mounted on a card, first immerse it in boiling hot water This will soften the paste, and in a short time the print may be lifted from the mount. Do not hurry...
-Directions For Coloring
The coloring of the eyes, lips, jewelry, ribbons, edges of embroidery, lace, neck-tie, flowers, and other ornaments, is applied directly on the photograph after it is mounted on the glass and made tra...
-Second Method. Ivory-Type Or Mezzotint
For Mounting the Photograph. - Is in - glass (fish glue) made in the following proportion: One teaspoonful to half cup of water, dissolved by boiling; strain through fine muslin, and apply the same as...
-The Art Of Coloring Photographs
In Water Colors Select a well - defined Photograph, one of light color is preferable, and the background free from spots; it is also well to have a duplicate copy to refer to in case of necessity...
-Russian or Egyptian Method Of Coloring Photographs With Transparent Indelible Colors
This is the biggest little thing in painting that probably has ever been presented to amateur artists. For beauty of arrangement, ease and simplicity in its execution, no branch of art work of a sim...
-How To Make Photographs By The Gelatine Dry-Plate Process
HE latest and most rapid advance in the art is due to the discovery of the sensitiveness of a gelatine film. This knowledge has been practically ap-plied in the introduction of plate prepared with s...
-Draughtsmen's Sensitive Paper For Copying Drawings
Procure a printing frame, such as photographers use; lay the tracing, face down, upon the glass, upon which place the sensitive paper, prepared side down, then several thicknesses of cotton flannel ...
-The New Wood Painting
Translated From The German The term wood painting has, through the numerous designs invented for the purpose, found such a widespread use that it would be wasted pains to attempt to substitute a mo...
-The New Wood Painting. Part 2
This is especially intended for young ladies, who, in the occupation of painting upon wood, find just as agreeable and remunerative diversion as the tedious, sense-dulling work of embroidery. General...
-The New Wood Painting. Part 3
The Tracing and Transferring of Designs. The design is carefully drawn upon tracing paper or tracing cloth, by means of a medium soft pencil; the more perfect the drawing is made, the more it will lig...
-Transparencies
hese transparencies, or window pictures, are of late very much used and admired, and are purchased by those who have no knowledge of how they are made, at exhorbitant prices. They are made upon ...
-The Crystal, or Oriental Painting. Instruction
Lay the glass over the pattern or copy you wish to paint from, such as flowers, birds, wreaths, etc., then with a fine pencil brush, or a common writing pen, trace all the outlines of your pattern...
-Antique Italian Landscape Painting on Glass
All honor to the worthy sire who produced the first pictures upon glass, paper or canvass, with oil; and, although those pictures have passed from sight of the present generation, we live to enjoy t...
-The Grecian Oil Painting
GRecian oil paintings are made from engravings and lithographs. There is but little of it done in this country; and, although there was quite an interest manifested in it here a few years ago, it di...
-Ornamental Glass Sign Work, For Lettering Door Plates, Ornamenting Glass Work Boxes, Etc
ow this art may be applied to making signs of every description, numbers of dwellings, door plates, ornamental borders for pictures, ornamenting work boxes, etc., which are made at a trifling expe...
-Vitremanie For The East And Inexpensive Decoration Of Windows, Churches, Public Buildings, And Private Houses
Vitremanie is the process by which glass of all kinds may be easily, durably, inexpensively, and elegantly decorated by any person. Diaphanie, which this art supersedes, was a great success, (no les...
-Diaphanie
The Diaphanie prints for transferring to glass are very similar to the Decalcomanies; they are colored lithographs arranged on paper for transferring to glass, to represent stained glass, and is equ...
-Painting On Silk, Satin and Velvet With The English Oil Colors
From all the different styles of modern painting, we select this as the most admired, and seemingly the most sought after by ladies of taste, fashion, or wealth; for nothing will aid more in beautif...
-Staining Wood And Ivory
Yellow. Diluted nitric acid will produce a fine yellow on wood; sometimes it makes a brown, and if used strong, it will be nearly black. Mahogany Color Is produced by a mixture of madder, Brazil wo...
-To Produce A Crystalline Surface On Paper, Wood And Glass
A concentrated solution of salt, acetate of soda, Epsom salt, etc., mixed with Dextrine in the cold, and laid on thinly as possible, with a broad, soft brush, and allowed to dry. The paper must be s...
-China Painting. Painting On China, Porcelain, Earthenware & Enamel. Colors Used, And The Process Of Burning Them In
At the present time this art is receiving a great deal of attention among the American people, and especially the intelligent class, who are taking every opportunity of informing themselves in regar...
-Porcelain And Earthenware. - Composition, Use And Mixing Of The Colors. General Information
We borrow from M. Lacroix his classification of colors, which is very practical with regard to their employment in painting: Classification of colors with respect to iron.- Iron plays an important pa...
-Special Information Concerning Painting Colors
Mode Of Use - Mixtures - Concordance Of Enamel With Moist And Oil Colors, And Their Usual Technical Names Whites, belonging to the first group. White is obtained by permanent white, (for high lights)...
-Monochrome Painting On Porcelain Or Earthenware. Instruction
We now come to painting. Begin on porcelain by a plate, and on earthenware by a tile. If the pupil has had no practice either in water colors or in oils - if, in a word, has no idea as yet of settin...
-Painting The Head In Colors On Porcelain
Set on the palette, at intervals of about an inch, some ivory yellow, yellow brown, flesh No. 1, flesh No. 2, light grey, brown 108, blue-green, and the other colors. The drawing having been traced w...
-Style Of Boucher, Flowers, Fruits, Birds, And Landscape On Porcelain. Style Of Boucher
To paint the style of Boucher (Cupids) you begin by transferring your design on the china. Then you sketch with flesh No. 1 the lines of the face, and the fingers and toes. When this sketch is dry, th...
-Directions For Packing Decorated China
When it has to he shipped away for firing. Have the work perfectly dry; if necessary, drying in oven, which may alter the color, but firing will restore that. Wrap each piece separately in fine paper...
-China Painting. Firing Generally Done Twice A Week
Average Prices For Firing Decorative Ware 1 Cup and Saucer, 15, 20 and 25C. Gilding inclu'd, 25,30 & 35C. 6 (12 pieces), 75C. $1.50 1 doz...
-Enamel Painting On Terra-Cotta
First outline with a lead pencil the subject to be painted; if tracing is preferred, use tracing paper, and transfer the design upon the article, by means of a colored transfer paper. The terra-cott...
-Oil Painting On Terra-Cotta
Upon terra-cotta of a light tint the design is drawn with a lead pencil; upon that of a dark tint, use the colored impression paper. Place the article between piles of books, or fill a box with sand....
-Water-Color Painting On Terra-Cotta
Outline or transfer the subjects as before mentioned. Moisten the terra-cotta, and absorb the superfluous moisture with blotting paper. Mix the colors with Chinese white, and use with them the terra-c...
-Burning In, or Mineral Decalcomanie
A New And Beautiful Art Of Instantly Transferring Pictures To China And Other Ware To Imitate Exactly The Most Beautiful Painting Decalcomanie has now been successfully before the public for a numb...
-Preservation Of Natural Flowers
Written Especially Fob This Work By The First Premium Preserver Of Flowers It was a lovely thought to mark the hours, As they floated in light away, By the opening and the folding flowers, That l...
-Paper-Floewr Making. The Arrangement Of Bouquets, Materials Used, Etc
Much of the success in making paper flowers depends on the quality of the material, and the form of the pins, moulders, pincers, etc. The paper should be carefully selected, reference being had pri...
-Crimson Rhododendron
This most effective flower should be made thus: Select about twelve petals, gum the edge, draw over edge, let them dry, then gum the small bulb at base of pistil and stamens (called the heart,) pass...
-White Camellia
For this flower use white tissue paper of medium thickness; no other paper will so nicely imitate the texture of this well known flower. Cut from a pattern, to be obtained as before directed, (which ...
-Rose
(Gloire de Dijon.) Cut from pale yellow shaded paper, petals Nos. 1 (the outside petal) and 2, and from shaded paper of a lighter shade, but having pink in the middle of the stripe, so placing the pa...
-Pink Fuchsia
(Duchess of Lancaster.) Place a sheet of pale yellow waxed muslin between two sheets of pale pink shaded paper. So arrange the pattern as to bring the points to the white, and the darker shade of col...
-Arrangement Or Grouping Of Flowers
The lighter flowers, both of form and color, should be so placed as to be at the top, excepting such flowers as passion flower, fuchsia, etc., which are drooping or climbing plants. Aim at simplicity...
-The French Art. A Beautiful And Practical Process Foe Decorating Wood, Leather, Silk And Other Fabrics
IT is simple to perform, durable, and very effective. The designs are printed in colors, upon paper so prepared that after they are cemented to the surface of the article intended to be decorated, b...
-Wax Art. Flowers And Fruit. With Instructions For Making The Wax And Molds, Materials Used, Etc
Wax Art was supposed to have reached the height of perfection many years ago, but since the invention of the various machines for cutting and molding designs into form from wax, the rapidity with wh...
-Wax Art. Flowers And Fruit. Continued
Green wax is made from the drippings of all the other tints, and from the yellow unbleached wax, with green tube paint added. After preparing your cup of melted wax, have ready a plaster mold made on...
-The New Sprinkle Work. For The Beautiful Decoration Of Wood And China Ornaments
AN idea of turning the standard accomplishments of the day into a remunerative, as well as an agreeable occupation for one's leisure hours, has in the past few years so asserted itself in the refine...
-Decoration Of Wood And China Ornaments. Continued
The beginner will no doubt content herself to produce only such work in one shade; with more experience a variety of shades may be attempted. Those having more practice will not be satisfied with thes...
-Pearl Embroidery on Velvet
IN the imitation of pearl, nothing has yet presented itself so favorable to the writer as the beautiful and new method of preparing fish scales for embroidery. You may take the scales from a large s...
-Feather Flowers
Whoever may be so fortunate as to have in their possession fine feathers can certainly make fine flowers. Have at hand gum in solution, French paper for winding stems, and wire of different sizes. D...
-Lustral Bronze Painting
PrepaRe your board for bronzing by first coating it over with a strong solution of size, made by dissolving isinglass in hot water; strain it, and coat over with a flat camel's hair brush while the ...
-Gilding
The part you wish to have leaf gold, cover evenly with gold size. Chrome yellow or white lead may be mixed in with the gold size to enable you to see the process. Allow it to dry until a little sticky...
-Japanese Art
AN elegant, easy and profitable method of arranging autumn leaves to make beautiful household articles, such as flower vases, work boxes, etc. Gather yellow withered leaves, perfect in form, press t...
-The Art Of Painting. Staining Glass
Glass-painting is not only restored, in our day, to the perfect fullness of its ancient splendor, but also has acquired, through the giant strides of the science of chemistry, and the great progress...
-The Art Of Painting. Staining Glass. Part 2
In both cases the ground which has been laid on must be most carefully leveled over, and brought to as thin a coat as possible with a large hair pencil, and must be dried quickly, taking great care to...
-The Art Of Painting. Staining Glass. Part 3
The illuminating colors, especially the principal ones, should be laid on the back or reversed side. Intermediate tints, and gradations by shading, should generally be placed on the front side, but s...
-Gilding The Borders of Glass In Transparency, Antique, And Other Glass Painting
THe present art of gilding upon glass is an improvement on the method in fashion years ago. It is chiefly used for decorating the borders of prints in executing show glasses, and inscriptions for va...
-Etching on Copper
Doing this kind of work upon copper, in imitation of engraving, at a much less expense, is something worthy the attention of sketch-artists and draughtsmen, who will find it very useful in getting d...
-Kensington Painting
Kensington art work probably, at the present time, is attracting more attention than the other methods of painting on silk and velvet. Kensington embroidery had its day, and while it has not altogethe...
-Arrasene and Ribbon Embroidery
Ladies are turning away from the more laborious kinds of work, and seeking that which is artistic, useful, and beautiful. Many who have heretofore sat idle, are making their leisure hours pleasant, ...
-In Portraiture. Black Crayon
Crayon portraiture, to one who knows nothing of the method, seems not only very difficult, but almost unattainable, except after long years of study and practice. Even then many suppose artists ar...
-Analysis of Colors. Their Nature And Quality
WE will begin with gall-stone, which is one of the finest and brightest in the world, and a very lasting color, although in face painting it should be sparingly used, its wonderful brilliancy being ...
-Taxidermy. Skinning, Preparing And Mounting The Mammalia, Or Quadrupeds
When a quadruped is killed, and its skin intended for stuffing, the preparatory steps are to lay the animal on its back and plug up its nostrils, mouth, and any wounds it may have received, with cot...
-Taxidermy of Mammalia, Or Quadrupeds. Part 2
Another method of forming the supporting wires, as practiced by M. Nichols, is to take a central wire, which must be the length of the head, neck, body and tail of the cat ; two other pieces are then ...
-Taxidermy of The Mammalia, Or Quadrupeds. Part 3
The seam should now be well primed on both sides with the solution of corrosive sublimate, to prevent the entrance of moths. The articulations of the legs are then bent, and the animal placed on its ...
-Taxidermy of The Mammalia, Or Quadrupeds. Part 4
The use of this bar, it will be observed, is a substitute for the central or supporting wires of the body. Two other holes are now bored into it, the one two, and the other three inches from the end w...
-Skinning, Preserving And Mounting Birds
Immediately after a bird is killed the throat and nostrils should be stuffed with tow, cotton or fine rags, and a small quantity wound round the bill, to prevent the blood from staining the plumage; b...
-Skinning, Preserving And Mounting Birds. Part 2
When shooting on the sea coast, if the ornithologist is not provided with these requisities for absorbing the oil, which flows quickly from any wounds of the skin, he will find dry sand a tolerable su...
-Skinning, Preserving And Mounting Birds. Part 3
The following is the mode in which this performation is effected: A hole is bored with a bradawl the caliber of the wire which it is intended to use. The wire, which is to continue in the leg, is pass...
-Skinning, Preserving And Mounting Birds. Part 4
A New and Easier Method of Bird Skinning and Stuffing. A fair specimen being obtained, take common cotton wadding, and with an ordinary paint-brush stick plug the throat, nostrils, and, in large birds...
-The Art of Mounting Birds, Dried Skins, Feathers, Etc
WE will suppose that a proficiency, from practice, has been attained in the art of bird-preserving, according to the instructions given. The proficiency in preserving may apply only to the preservatio...
-The Art of Mounting Birds, Dried Skins, Feathers. Part 2
Everything used in weeding should be baked in a slow oven, otherwise spider's eggs and minute creatures, which are pretty sure to be contained in it, will make their appearance after the case is clo...
-The Art of Mounting Birds, Dried Skins, Feathers, Etc. Part 3
Should any feathers be disengaged during the mounting, they must be kept, and, when the bird is dry, we can replace them in their proper situations with a pair of forceps, after they have been touched...
-Collecting And Preserving Birds' Eggs And Nests
Few objects of natural history are more interesting than the nests of birds. To the reflecting naturalist they open up a wide field for inquiry. Speaking of the examination of birds, in the exercise o...
-Skinning, Preserving, And Setting Up Reptiles, And Molluscous Animals, Etc. Tortoises And Turtles
Skinning. The first operation is to separate the back and breast shells with a strong short knife, or chisel. If the force of the hand is inadequate, a mallet may be used, taking care not to strike so...
-Preserving Crocodiles And Lizards In General
Skinning. All this tribe are skinned in the same manner as quadrupeds. Care is, however, required in skinning the tails of the smaller species, as they are very liable to break. The skins being of a d...
-Preserving Serpents
Skinning. In skinning serpents there is some nicety required, to cut them so as not to disfigure the scales; the opening should be made in the side, commencing at the termination of the scales; and th...
-Preserving Frogs And Toads
Skinning. The mouth is opened, and the first vertebrae of the neck is cut. The whole inside of the mouth is cut out with scissors. The two jaws are next raised up and the skin is pushed back with the ...
-Preserving Spiders, Gally-Worms, And Insects
The general directions which we shall give respecting insects, hold good as to spiders, only we must mention there is considerable difficulty in preserving the bodies of spiders, which generally, in a...
-Preserving Insects
Every country of the world is replete with this extensive and interesting class of beings, whose forms are infinitely diversified, and whose species are the most numerous of any class in the animal ki...
-Setting And Preserving Insects
Of the orders Coleoptera, Orthoptera, and Hemiptera. These are easily preserved. They are killed by immersing in scalding water, and then laid upon blossom or blotting paper, for the purpose of absor...
-Method Of Relaxing Dried Insects
Insects frequently get stiffened before the entomologist has leisure to get them set; and it usually happens that those sent home from foreign countries have been ill set, and require to be placed in ...
-Method Of Breeding Insects
Breeding Cages. These must be made of oak, or other hard wood, as pine is apt to kill the caterpillars from its strong smell of turpentine. The best form for these is represented in Fig. 32. The sides...
-How To Preserve Shell Fish - And The Art Of Polishing Shells
Cuttle Fish, and all other molluscous animals, can only be preserved in spirits. The same observation applies to the animals which inhabit that numerous tribe called Testaceous Shells. They must be de...
-The Chase And Manner of Collecting Animals. Quadrupeds And Birds
IT is hardly necessary to recommend a double-barrelled gun. One of the barrels should be loaded with small shot or dross of lead for small birds and the other with large shot. These should have much l...
-Collecting Quadrupeds And Birds. Continued
As it is probable that an animal of this magnitude has been killed at a great distance from any habitation, there will not be an opportunity of macerating the hide in alum and water. The skin will als...
-Collecting Insects
This class is subject to infinite variety, according to climate and soil. The entomologist, or the mere collector, must not confine himself to those whose beauty of coloring renders them attractive, b...
-Collecting British Insects
Woods, Hedges, and Lanes. By far the greatest portion of insects are found in these situations. In woods, the entomologist must beat the branches of the trees into his folding net, and must select for...
-Recipes For Various Articles Used In The Preservation And Setting Up Of Animals
Solution Of Corrosive Sublimate Mr. Waterton's Method. Put a good large teaspoonful of well-pounded corrosive sublimate into a wine bottle full of alcohol (spirits of wine). Let it stand over nigh...
-Arsenical Soap
Invented By BéCoeur, Apothecary, Metz Arsenic, in powder, - 2 pounds. Camphor, - - - 5 ounces. White Soap, - 2 pounds. Sa...
-Solution Of Pearl-Ashes
Two ounces of pearl-ash to one gallon of water. ...
-Annealed Iron Wire
Take common iron wire, make it red hot, and suffer it to cool gradually; this renders it soft and pliable, so that it may be easily bent in any direction. ...
-Cement
Fine Whitening, - 2 ounces. Gum-Arabic, 2 ounces. Finest Flour, ... - 1/2 ounce. Ox-Gall, a teaspoonful. The whole to be dissolved, and mixed well with water into thick paste. This is well adapted...
-Gum Paste
White Sugar Candy, - - - 2 ounces. Common Gum-Arabic, - - 4 ounces. Let these be melted in a pot of hot water, and then strained through a linen or horse-hair sieve. When properly dissolved, add to it...
-Flour Paste
Make flour paste in the ordinary way, and add to it a small portion of the solution of corrosive sublimate, or powdered corrosive sublimate. This will prevent the attack of mites, to which paste is ve...
-Solution Of Gum-Arabic
The solution of gum-arabic is made by simply adding water to it. When used as a varnish, or for attaching objects, it is extremely apt to get too brittle, in very warm weather, and to crack, or split ...
-Paper Paste, Gummed
Take a coffe-pot, filled with water, and add to it a quantity of paper, which has been slightly sized, like that used for printing engravings. Let it boil three hours, and, when the water has evaporat...
-Pollen Powder
The paper made as above directed, when well dried, is pounded in a mortar till it becomes a very fine powder; it is then put into a tin pepper-box, and when any of the parts of parrot's bills, etc., a...
-Red Varnish
Take a stick of red sealing wax, beat it down with a hammer, and then put it into a phial, with an ounce of strong spirits of wine, which will dissolve it within four or five hours. It may be applied ...
-Luting For Rendering Bottles Air Tight
Common Resin. Red Ochre reduced into a fine powder. Yellow Wax. Oil of Turpentine. These must be melted over a fire in the following manner, and the vessel in which it is made should be capable of ...
-Tow And Flax Slivers
These are fillets of prepared tow and flax, of from one to three inches in breadth. They are extremely uniform in their thickness, being made to weight, and can easily be procured from any flax-spinni...
-Method Of Making Enamel-Eyes For Animals
Much of the character and expression of animals depends upon their eyes; it will, therefore, be evident that great attention is necessary in the artificial imitation of these. In this operation, a pi...
-Articles Required For Skinning And Mounting Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, And Fishes
1. A box containing scalpels of different shapes; a pair of scissors with pointed blades, and two or three pointed forceps of different sizes, the extremities of one of which ought to be indented. 2....









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