Exploring formation aid

Webmaster note: Sue recently added her recipe for creating formation aid from Okra to our Paper Bites page, today she discusses using Aloe Vera as an alternative.

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Article by Sue Bradshaw:

I’ve found it’s more effective to use Okra than Aloe Vera as a formation aid.  I had to blend and pound the Aloe to release its mucilage and its composition was nowhere near as glue-like; the Okra did not need such brutality!

As it didn’t have enough structure I created some paper using the blended Aloe as well as its mucilage together with some dried Okra that I had put to one side.

When I can get hold of some Prickly Pear (Liz Powell uses that) I’ll try it out and let you know how it compares to these two.

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