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Teri Sanford wrote:
> <<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
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