The type of liquid Paraffin that Katherine uses was drunk,
regularly, by my grandmother from age thirty five as a laxative,
following an appendix removal, until she past away at age eighty
six. A kind of lubricant for the bowels. She was told by doctors to
discontinue it shortly after the operation but it was so effective that she
became hooked on the easy time it gave her.
The ''Oh Baby ! '' Clear Baby Oil, I am sure is a good deal thinner than
the laxative but I have found it much easier to apply, with either cotton wool
or a foam pad, than the method Katherine describes. The printer paper I
have treated is the ''bog standard'' type, probably no more than
40 gsm which dries out completely with a
hot hair dryer, as Katherine mentions.
I guessed we would get around to this subject,
Best for now.
John- Photographist - London - UK