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RE: [teacherartexchange] Removing oil stains from drawing and watercolor paper?


From: john staudenraus (ideeclare_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 27 2007 - 12:08:05 PDT

I have heard corn meal absorbs oil.
May be worth a try!

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>Subject: [teacherartexchange] Removing oil stains from drawing and
>watercolor paper?
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:03:11 -0400
>Rebekah, a friend of mine in England, recently sent some original ink
>drawings and watercolors to Crystal, a friend of mine in Texas.
>Unfortunately, Rebekah also sent some chocolates in the box with the
>drawings. You can see where this is going...
>While the chocolate didn't stain the drawings, per se, an oily residue did.
>The stains are on the edges of the artwork, so in a worst case scenario,
>Crystal can crop the drawings and watercolors, but she's hoping that
>someone will know if there's ANY way to safely remove the stains. I have
>no idea and told her I'd ask here.
>I linked these two up a while back. Crystal is an author and Rebekah is an
>illustrator. Their book has already gone to press using digital images of
>the drawings and watercolors, but Crystal would love to be able to frame
>the originals.
>Does anyone know of a way that the oily stains could be removed from the
>Thanks for your help!
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