I used the mylar method w/ a few changes—
1. used toothed mylar,
2. roll out some watered down (slightly) gum of Arabic w/ a roller & let dry. Then paint w/ normal watercolors on top of the gum. The gum layer should be quite thin but thick enough to cover the surface of the mylar.
The mylar is great b/c you can take it anywhere to paint. And the tooth of it puts some texture into the imagery when its printed. It's to remind the viewer of the tooth of a litho stone. Doesn't trick us experts, but, it's a nice addition.
I always found the surface, on top, of the gum, after printing to be a bit off-setting & would finish off the drawing w/ some graphite, more water color to punch the saturation, or some pastel. Of course, this wasn't "see-able" by the naked eye–just the material-sensitive eye.
It's a definitely fun & easy method for printmaking. I used it a ton for life-drawing & fromage (rubbings) when I didn't have access or the cash for real sub-straights, i.e., before grad-school.
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