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Re: Help! Emergency Printmaking Problem!


From: Audrey (art.aud_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 13:45:31 PDT

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Subject: Help! Emergency Printmaking Problem!

> I did what I thought would be a very easy printmaking lesson. The
> used scratch board to make "drawings" of trolls (we read a Norwegian Tale
> about trolls with woodcut illustrations). The students used the
> properly, then using black india ink, they used rollers to ink the
> scratchboard, making a print onto dipety dye paper (a thinner paper) and
> a brayer to rub over the back to make a nice print. The lesson was a
> disaster!!! What did I do wrong? The prints were either messy black
> or no print at all. The few somewhat clear prints I got are really not
> that clear.
> HELP!!! I am hoping to display these prints for a multicultural
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