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Re:monoprints

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Sharon Hause (smhause)
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 06:22:02 PST


We create monoprints with several commercial prink inks but I like the
brush-stroke texture quality with oil. We have a printing press.
Division 2 school in the midwest.

>From: "Betty Bowen" <bbowen.ok.us>
>To: <artsednet.edu>
>Subject: Re:monoprints
>Date: 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
>
>

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