And in consolidating
Starch is sometimes difficult to reverse as a film and may require the use of enzymes.
Funori is a weak adhesive produced from seaweed mucilage; product of marine algae. After harvesting, the seaweed is cleaned, soaked, pressed and dried to give thin sheets.
For the purposes of this outline the term media refers to that material which makes up the design in a work of art or historical object.
The term binder is used to describe the adhesive which binds together the design media and attaches it to its support.
It is used in aqueous solutions in the Japanese scroll mounters' tradition as a consolidant of friable and water-soluble media. It is also used as a weak adhesive in mending and facing.
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A very thin (skim-milk) solution of starch paste can have considerable tack.
Although it is not generally applied topically as a consolidant for paint films, it often behaves like a general consolidant for the design layer when it is applied as a lining adhesive, because it seeps through the back of the paper to the front.
Many formulas for making paste are available in the conservation literature (see bibliography: Clapp, Library of Congress, and Koyano).