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Re: [BKARTS] Epson printing on watercolor paper question



Most watercolor papers are sized, either with plant-based or animal- based gelatin sizings. When I am painting something and need to repair a damaged area, I do use a very thin layer of gelatin sometimes. It shouldn't be blobby - it should have the consistency of half-and-half or less. It will just feel slippery between your fingers.

I will try the cornstarch approach too. : ) What are the proportions used?

Kathy G


On Jun 17, 2009, at 8:50 AM, steve harris wrote:


You can boil a cornstarch and water mixture, and then apply it with a brush on handmade or watercolor paper. It will then accept ink from inkjet printers.


Charles Jones wrote:
I asked about this several years and was told by a reputable paper maker that you could also coat the paper with plain liquid gelatin.

Atlantic papers carries a watercolor weight and texture paper by Hahnemuele that is a beautiful printing sheet.

Charles




On Jun 17, 2009, at 7:39 AM, Danielle Creech wrote:


One of the presenters at this year's AIC annual experimented with inkjet printing on handmade papers - he found that Golden produces a digital ground to size papers for inkjet printing. He said it works well, but is extremely water soluble, so prints treated with the ground have an increased vulnerability to water damage.

http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-digital-grounds/

Danielle

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