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Re: [BKARTS] leather-like material



thanks, this is an interesting idea.  This process may work in a book
press too - depending on the size press and how much paper is needed.
It would require some experimentation to determine the ideal time to
leave it in the press too.

Laurie

On Feb 12, 2005, at 4:21 AM, Randolph Huebsch wrote:

I know I'm in the non-leather minority here, but: if people have
access to
an etching press (maybe letterpress would work too) try embossing on
Canson
mi-teinte, with linocutter-carved linoleum--a very nice leather-like
effect
can be obtained.  Dampen the paper first, then sponge.  Middle-value
colors
are best, like amber and burgandy.  Hint: for carving unmounted
linoleum
(often called "battleship linoleum" in art stores), try slightly
heating it
first--a hot plate is good, even a heating pad will do. I've heard of
using
an oven, but caution with that.  Heating softens the lino.

Rand

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