we just painted our collagraph plates with latex house paint, and let it dry
before printing. I think you can also use gloss medium or mod podge, but
that could get a bit pricey!
-Lydia in Toledo
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Subject: [teacherartexchange] printmaking help
> hello all,
> i'm trying to do a collagraph project with 4th graders and am having
> problems. i'm using a new small Econo-etch press and made plates using
> poster board, burlap, string, etc. everything is glued down securely, then
> painted over with acrylic paint and dried for a couple of days. i put
> saran wrap over to print a "blind" (is that the correct term for not
> inked?) collagraph and that worked. but when i coat the plate with acrylic
> paint the paper sticks and ruins everything.
> i'm just using construction paper dampened and blotted dry.
> i think i remember doing this process in school and we used shellac but
> this seems toxic to use in elementary.
> anyone have any advice for me?
> linda in michigan
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