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Re: Op Art paper

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Aimee Burgamy (ABurgamy)
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 15:47:42 -0600

I work in an art museum that regularly purchases vinyl lettering for
exhibition title walls from a quickie sign company called "Signs In One
Day". The signs are made from large sheets of adhesive vinyl that is
mounted on a white backing and comes in all colors. In sign production the
letters are cut by a laser leaving large areas of extra colored vinyl (the
negative space) which is generally still large enough for a crafty person
to make something out of. The shop has donated much of this left over
material to the museum's studio for art projects. Maybe it would work for
your Op Art project.

> From: John & Sandra Barrick <astroboy>
> To: Stephanie Ignazio <smi>
> Cc: artsed <>
> Subject: Re: Op Art paper
> Date: Friday, February 26, 1999 2:42 PM
> Are you talking of FormX film by Format??? I use to sell it- also
> the expensive Pantones come in coated paper which means adhesive and
> matches the color system. However FormX is cheaper. Why not just use
> contact paper that you use for shelving it's cheaper than both.
> S
> Stephanie Ignazio wrote:
> >
> > Hi, another snow day here in MA !!
> > I have a question: I am interested in creatind Op Art with one of my
> > classes...the tried and true black and white images. I remember seeing
> > somewhere a type of ?vinyl paper that you could actually peel off
either the
> > black or white surface..I think this was done with an exacto....which I
> > not thrilled about using, but I am sure I could figure out an
> > The kids would draw out their checkerboard type of radiating pattern
> > then would be able to peel off parts of it. Does anyone know where I
> > find this paper...or do you have an alternative idea? Thanks, Stephanie