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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

spirits of turpentine, then apply the green bronze--the two numbers, 

as directed. 

 

 

COPPER BRONZE STATUARY. 

 

Prepare the mixture in burnt umber and proceed as directed. 

 

 

BRONZING STATUETTES. 

 

Statuettes, or any object in plaster of Paris, may be made to resemble 

bronze by first rendering the plaster nonabsorbent with drying linseed 

oil and then painting it with a varnish made by grinding waste gold 

leaf with honey or gum water. 

 

Another method is by first painting the article, after it has been 

rendered nonabsorbent, of a dark color made of Prussian blue, yellow 

ochre, and verditer, ground in oil. Before this becomes quite dry, 

bronze powder of several colors should be dusted on those most 

prominent parts which may be supposed to have worn bright. Plaster 

casts may also be made to resemble bronze to a certain extent by 

merely brushing them over with graphite, which is a brilliant 

blacklead. 

 

 

METHOD OF MAKING EMBOSSED MUSLIN LEAVES. 

 

Take a piece of green muslin or calico and size it well with 

isinglass, then take the natural leaf, lay the sized piece of muslin 

over it on the under or veined side of the leaf, let the muslin remain 

on it till almost dry and the impression is set; then with a pair of 

sharp scissors cut the muslin around the leaf, either plain or 

serrated. 

 

The impression may be taken of any leaf or flower in this way. The use 

of muslin leaves tends to make the work more durable and is found very 

convenient for the artist. 

 

 

THE ART OF MAKING EXOTIC LEAVES. 

 

The begonia rex makes a beautiful parlor plant. Five or seven leaves 

make a nice-sized plant: Select five or seven healthy begonia leaves 

of different sizes, as no two leaves of the rex are of one size on the 

same plant. Cut the leaves closely off the stem and immerse them in a 

solution of cold water and castile soap. Leave them in this twelve 

hours before using. Melt the wax to the consistency of cream, in 

chrome green, permanent green, dark olive-green, and verdigris-green. 

Now take a leaf out of the soapsuds and lay it on a marble slab, 

keeping the under surface or veined side uppermost; then with a 

camel's-hair brush lay on the melted wax in different shades, 

following the shades of the natural leaf. The soapsuds having made the 

leaf transparent, all the shades and spots can be plainly seen on the 

veined side, which is the side the waxen leaf has to be formed on. The 

belt of light green over the silvery markings of the leaf should be 

put on with verdigris-green. Begin the leaf in the center and continue 

on each side of the midrib till the edge is reached and the leaf has a 

thick coating of wax. Then lay a wire along the midrib or center of 

the leaf, fasten it in the wax by pressing, care being taken to leave 


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