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re: printing question

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Teri Sanford (terily)
Fri, 27 Aug 1999 07:54:20 -0500

<<The easiest way I have found to do monotypes (or monoprints)
is to paint
with watercolors on acetate or mylar. If you use a little dish
soap in the water you paint with, the paint will not bead up.
After the
paint has dried, which will take only minutes, lay it face up on
the press
bed, lay your wet paper on top, a piece of news print to prevent
onto the felt, and then the felt. I have exellent results from
6 year olds
to college level printmakers. The nice thing about using mylar
is that if
you use a matte surface verses a glossy surface, you can draw
your image on
in pencil first and then print variations of the same image.>>

I was fortunate enough to have someone give me a box of mylar
sheets. Tell me more about using it. If you draw on it once,
is it used up? Or can the image be erased and the mylar
reused? Also, when you say use watercolor paint for printing,
are you talking about pan or tube? My students use Prang pan
watercolors, so I like this idea. How much dish soap in the
water? Any brand preference? Finally, I only had a "baby
press" for printing, which takes a 5x7" max. size. Any
experience with these? I didn't use it last year because I've
really done very little printmaking on a press. Any hints? I
know the paper should be moist, but how much, etc.

Thanks so much!

teri mason