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Re: embossing

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Maahmaah (Maahmaah)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 16:26:31 EDT


In a message dated 98-04-27 12:48:30 EDT, rvoyles writes:

<< Embossing
Celebrate Mother's Day and bring mom or grandma to the Family Center!
Explore another printmaking process called embossing. Watch embossing
demonstrations, then experiment with the process yourself and make mom a
special gift. Don't forget to visit the many mothers and children in
paintings and sculpture in the galleries! >>

Hi, Ruth-
I just found an old wringer type press at a rummage sale (Yea! The rummage
sale season is finally here in Wisconsin!). I am really excited to try
embossing our handmade paper. What do you use for to create your design? I
saw an artist use matt board that she cut layers off of to get her design.
She then coated it with polyeurathane (sp?). But that seems like so much work
and it tended to stick to the paper after a while and couldn't be used for
more than a few times.

Anyone know the most effective and easiest (for children) materials to use
when embossing? Any books you can recommend? Any pointers on making the
class run smoothly?

Thanks,
-Lee