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RE: reduction prints


From: Ramos, Myriam (MRamos_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 20 2002 - 04:34:41 PST

I've done reduction prints with water based inks and they've worked well. Be
sure to start witht he lighter color to ensure better coverage.

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From: Marian Colman []
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:53 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: reduction prints

It's nice to be getting all the messages again after another temporary
delay. Anyway, I am doing reduction prints on poplar with my HS printmaking
class. We are using oil based block printing ink because I thought the
water based ink would not layer as well. All students are using a minimum
of 4 colors, some are using more. My problem is the clean up. It takes
forever and using mineral spirits is not great for the kids or me I know.
I'm trying to ventilate well by opening windows and using a fan. I just
wondered if anyone has a suggestion for a better ink for this type of
multiple printmaking.