• Making a Collagraph from Mat Board with Acrylic Gloss Varnish

    6 monthes ago - By Belinda del Pesco

    This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco .
    Acrylic Gloss Varnish Sealer on Mat Board Collagraphs
    When you make a collagraph plate from mat board , the front, back, and edges of the board should be sealed. Moisture from printmaking inks and modifiers would soak the mat board plate into cotton pulp. The sealed printable surface should be a barrier between the ink and the cotton paper. The sealer should also be slippery enough to release ink when paper is pressed against it.
    For the past 15 years or so, I've use the same product to seal my plates: Liquitex Gloss...
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