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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
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air; dampen it a little and keep pressing equally so that the design 

may adhere firmly in every part. When the cement is sufficiently dry 

dampen again with water (a little more freely) and remove the paper. 

Be careful in manipulating this process, or you will remove some of 

the colored part with it. If such should occur, instantly replace it 

as well as you are able, or, if you have a knowledge of Oriental 

painting, your panacea will be in that. You can retouch with these 

colors and bring it back nearly to its original beauty. In case you 

have no knowledge of Oriental painting, match the colors as nearly as 

possible with water-color paints, allow time to dry, and varnish with 

copal. 

 

Sometimes the cement becomes too thick for use. It may be restored to 

its proper flowing consistency by placing the bottle in a bed of warm 

sand, and can then be applied while warm. If you apply your design to 

a dark groundwork, it would be desirable to give your picture a 

coating of Winsor and Newton's Chinese white. The reason for this is 

that some parts of the picture are semi-transparent, and these would 

lose their brilliancy if transferred directly upon a dark background 

without first painting. 

 

 

TO TRANSFER ON WOOD. 

 

Dissolve some salt in soft water, float your engraving on the 

surface--picture side uppermost--and let it remain about an hour. The 

screen, box or table on which you wish to transfer the design should 

be of bird's-eye maple or other light-colored hardwood, varnished with 

the best copal or transfer varnish. 

 

Take the picture from the water, dry a little between blotters, place 

the engraving--picture side downwards--on the varnished wood and 

smooth it nicely. If the picture entirely covers the wood after the 

margin has been cut off so that no varnish is exposed, lay over it a 

thin board, on which place a heavy weight, and leave it for 

twenty-four hours. If you wish but a small picture in the center of 

the surface of the wood, apply the varnish only to a space the size of 

the picture. Dip your finger in the solution of salt and water and 

commence rubbing off the paper; the nearer you come to the engraving 

the more careful you must be, as a hole in it will spoil your work. 

Rub slowly and patiently until you have taken off every bit of the 

paper and left only the black lines and touches of your picture on the 

wood, in an inverted direction. Finish up with two or three coats of 

copal varnish. 

 

 

TO TRANSFER ON SILK. 

 

Apply a coating of mastic varnish to the design and allow it to dry; 

then with a brush wash the paper surrounding the design carefully; 

this removes from the paper the preparation, which would otherwise 

soil the silk. Apply a second coating of the same varnish, and when 

this is slightly dried place the design upon the silk or other fabric 


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