Dictionarium polygraphicum. Dying paper and parchment.

Dictionarium Polygraphicum:
Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested.
Vol II.
London: Printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis in Pater-noster Row, and S. Austen in St. Paul's Church Yard. MDCCXXXV.
To make marble paper.
Take divers oiled colours, put them severally in drops upon water, and stir the water lightly: then wet the paper (being of some thickness) with it, audit will be waved like marble.

To write golden letters on paper or parchment.
You may do this with vermilion ground with gum-armoniack, ground with glair of eggs, and it will be like gold.

To take out blots, or make black letters vanish in paper or parchment.
This may be done with alum-uater or aqua-fortis, mixed with common water.

To make silver letters on paper or parchment.
Take tin one ounce, quicksilver two ounces, mix and melt them, and grind them with gum-water.

To write with green ink.
Take verdegrease, litharge, quicksilver, of each a sufficient quantity, grind and mingle them with urine, and it will be a glorious green like emerald, to write or paint with:
Or thus; grind juice of rue and verdegrease, and a little saffron together, and when you would write with it, mix it with gum-water.
Or thus; dissolve verdegrease in vinegar, strain it and then grind it in common water, add a little honey, dry it, and grind it again with gum-water, and it is done.

To write on paper or parchment with blue ink.
Grind blue with honey, then temper it with glair of eggs or gum-water made of ising-glass.

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