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Re: Help! Emergency Printmaking Problem!


From: Audrey (art.aud_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 13:49:18 PDT

I hever heard of using india ink for printing. I've only used water based
printing ing, or oil based printing ink. Didn't yhe india ink seep into the
scratches and dry in the cracks? Maybe you can wash the styrofoam plates and
use a tool to rescratch some of the impressions. The printing ink is thick
enough to only lay on the surface of the scratchboard and not seep too much
into the cracks. Good luck
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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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