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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

 

For begonia rex, use crimson flock; for the rubra, use glaucous flock; 

and for the palmata, use brown flock. Very good stemming may be made 

by tinting canton flannel, which has a very long nap or pile. 

 

 

GERANIUM LEAVES--ROSE GERANIUM. 

 

This leaf is of a dark chrome green. Prepare the wax in two shades, 

dark chrome green and light; immerse the leaves in soapsuds for six 

hours; take out of the soapsuds and lay it on the marble slab. As 

there is neither shading nor marking on the leaf, all that is required 

is to give it a coat of dark chrome green, thick enough to prevent the 

wires from showing; then lay the wires over the veins and coat them 

over with a light shade of green. Remove the natural leaf, and as the 

texture of the rose geranium leaf is rather rough, rub it over with 

green flock mixed with hair powder. The stems may be left in different 

lengths. 

 

The best directions that we can give for the tinting and marking of 

leaves is to copy from nature. The cyclamen leaf is well adapted for 

the practice of marking and tinting. 

 

The leaf of the pond lily, lotus, canna, maranta, rubber tree, 

magnolia, camellia, orange, and all leaves which have a waxy surface, 

should either be varnished or bronzed. 

 

All kinds of leaves may be made by the foregoing directions.--_Popular 

Art Instructor._ 

 

 

DECALCOMANIA. 

 

This is another name for a style that has been in vogue for an 

indefinite, period of time, and comes under the head of transferring. 

It is almost superfluous to mention the variety of purposes to which 

decalcomania may be applied, as it can be transferred upon everything 

for which ornamentation is required, and the variety of designs which 

are printed especially for it is so great that something may easily be 

procured to suit the taste of the most fastidious. 

 

A few of the articles that may be decorated can be mentioned by way of 

showing what a variety this style of ornamentation will embrace: All 

kinds of crockery, china, porcelain, vases, glass, bookcases, folios, 

boxes, lap desks, ribbons, dresses, etc. The method of transferring 

beautiful designs is so simple, and all the materials requisite for 

the art so easily procured, that it brings it within the means of 

everyone. Flat surfaces are more suitable than concave or convex ones 

for this style of decorating, for when the surface is curved the 

design has to be cut to accommodate the shape, and in this way is 

often spoiled unless done by the most careful and skillful hand. The 

materials required are cement, copal varnish, designs, a duck-quill 

sable, and a flat camel's-hair brush. 

 

Cut your designs neatly with a small pair of scissors, apply the 

cement by means of the sable to the article to be decorated, place on 

your design and press equally over its entire surface to exclude the 


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