This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Dissolve 1.82 lbs. white soap in 1 quart water. In another quart water dissolve 1.82 ozs. troy of gum arabic and 5.5 ozs. glue. Mix the two solutions, warm them, and soak the paper in the liquid, and pass it between rollers, or simply hang it up to drip.-Scientific American.