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Re:monoprints

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:24:31 -0600


Yes, I'll compile what info I get via email that doesn't already appear on
the list (about monoprints). Thanks for all the input!

Pam - I don't know what is in Pam - it smells really pariffinny (spell check
will love that one!) to me. Is there a reason you can use oil paints but not
print inks?

Easy Wipe also extends the "open time" of ink. I also use "Setswell", which
I've seen also as "Sure Set". I've had my can so long I don't know which it
is anymore! It only takes a tiny bit, but it also helps make the ink more
wipeable. The main purpose of setswell is to open the fibers of the paper to
receive the ink better, thus allowing the layering of colors without
build-up, especially on papers that can't be dampened. (used with stripping,
it makes a big difference)

>to be used on non gessoed heavy paper

Printing inks can be used just as well on lightweight paper as heavy. I tend
to use a lot of Japanese papers, mostly mulberry, with traditional
European-type print inks. I print mosly by hand with a drawer pull, so Easy
Wipe and Sure Set are crucial.

Do many of you have presses in the classroom?
Betty