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Re: Help! Emergency Printmaking Problem!

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Iteachart7_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 16:58:31 PDT


In a message dated 10/18/00 6:30:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Bicyclken@aol.com writes:

<< Scratchboard is a drawing media in which black ink is applied over a
chalky
white paint on a stiff board. When you scratch the black off you are
creating the finished product. This was never intended to be printed with
and the ink you applied will just be absorbed by the board.

What you wanted to do was make an intaglio print with a plexiglas sheet that
when scratched into with a awl or nail will give you a print. Moistened
paper and a press are necessary for this procedure.

Ken Schwab >>
I agree with Ken. I Think you used the wrong medium for printing. Were you
thinking of form board for printmaking? Same stuff as the styro meat trays
form the grocery store. These would make a great print and you can have the
kids scratch thier troll drawings in it with a pencil, ink and press-to!
good luck
Gabrielle