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Re:Textures, Scratchboard technique

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Lily Kerns (cwkerns)
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 04:09:56 -0600

Have any of you tried to use plexiglass to do etchings? (we get it through
the REAP dump site which is a good free source of art materials) scratching
on it with a t-pin. Plexi is great because a preliminary drawing can be seen
through the material to do the drawing. You dampen printing paper, use
water based ink. Wipe. Can be put through a press, or if you have an old
wringer from old fashioned washing machines, or you can hand/spoon rub.
Gives a good intoduction to printing techniques, is easy to do, encourages
original design and is very very inexpensive.
The jewel boxes that CD's come in are great for etching designs. The small
rim makes printing from them difficult (unless you use same size paper and
spoon rub) but the cases are interesting on their own when decorated in this
fashion. Anyone transferring their CD's to carrying cases will have more of
these than they need...

Lily Kerns CWKerns
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