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Re: Copper



skin and photo based images using vaseline applied with a gocco printer.
Please elaborate, it sounds intriguing and i have no idea what you are
talking about.

> From: RLavadour <paper@OREGONTRAIL.NET>
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> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 19:06:46 -0800
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: Re: Copper
>
> I get my copper tooling foil in 25 ft. rolls from Dick Blick
> 1-800-621-8293 - ran $45 last time I ordered.
>
> Last summer at book arts jamboree there was a mini-workshop (appologies for
> not remembering who taught it) on using rubber stamps to print with vaseline
> (a barrier) onto copper then submerging the copper in diluted liver of
> sulfer (also available at Dick Blick). The result was a tarnished copper
> that had a shiney (untarnished) image where the barrier had been.
>
> I'm not much into rubber stamps, so I started experimenting with other ways
> of applying the barrier - I've posted pictures of some samples I created for
> a workshop at www.papertrails.com/page14.htm - copper that was pressed on
> skin and photo based images using vaseline that was applied with a gocco
> printer, an easy way to get images and text onto the copper. One of the
> students did really interesting work with hand-drawn illuminated initials
> that were set with computer generated text then transfered to the copper
> using the Gocco.
>
> I have no idea how long the image will last - I would assume that the
> untarnished image will naturally tarnish over time, the oldest samples I
> have (the eye) are almost a year old and seem about the same.
>
> Best wishes,
> Roberta
> paper@oregontrail.net
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Sapp <jansapp@GTE.NET>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Date: Sunday, March 19, 2000 5:49 AM
> Subject: Re: Intro and Question
>
>
>> You can find really thin copper, etc, but I'm not sure tin at a Hobby
> Lobby.
>> Look for the yellow tube.
>>
>> Tin snips would do the trick; so will a pair of good, sharp scissors.
> After
>> cutting the sheet, the scissors would not be helpful for paper!  Happy
>> experimenting.  jansapp@gte.net
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kathie Meyer <kmeyer360@YAHOO.COM>
>> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>> Date: Saturday, March 18, 2000 10:34 AM
>> Subject: Intro and Question
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'm new here and am a beginning book artist. *Very* beginning, although
>>> I have a few writing credits on my resume and have worked in libraries
>>> (public and university) since I was 16 yrs. old.
>>>
>>> I want to use copper or tin in a book (although the idea is not
>>> completely formulated yet as to just what I'm planning--I plan to
>>> surprise myself, I guess) and wonder if any of you know where I would
>>> get thin, but not too thin, sheets of copper or tin (lumber yards?). If
>>> you have tips for using these two metals, those would be nice to read
>>> as well. I'm assuming just a good pair of snips is all I really need.
>>>
>>> Kathie Meyer
>>>
>>> =====
>>> "If I were blind, I would still take pleasure in holding a beautiful
> book."
>>>
>>> --Sylvester De Sarcy
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