He realised, however, that the paint needed to have a gelatinous
consistency and after much experimentation he arrived at the use of
honey as a solution.
Moreover it was an added discovery that honey kept the paint moist which ensured that the paints were always ready-to-use.
For the moist paint-cake process, the paint was extruded in thick filaments, chopped into tablets, and then dried to the core.
The tablets or cakes were then wrapped in damp clothes to soften the outer crust ready for embossing with their trademark.
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