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Old 03-06-2012, 07:46 PM
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painting on kozo paper for Chine-Colle?

So I've got a quick question for Chine-Colle technique. I'm printing an intaglio plate, and I recently bought some kozo paper that I plan on using for Chine-Colle. I was wondering if it is possible to paint something onto the kozo paper with acrylic(or watercolor, but I doubt a water-soluble medium would work well) before I send it through the press. Will the painting transfer well with kozo paper?
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:57 PM
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Re: painting on kozo paper for Chine-Colle?

Water colour or acrylic have both worked for me when I have painted these onto, even very fragile lightweight Japanese and Asian papers. Of course I used these at least the next day after they were done , by which I mean - they were thoroughly dry.

I then applied rice paste to this dry paper just before I put them paste-side-up onto the intaglio plate. Also I was careful not to apply too much paste - I usually brush off some of the rice paste onto a piece of newsprint or tissue paper before I brush it onto the chine colle paper.

By the way - I did not do a multi layered painting onto the chine-colle paper. It was usually something whereby I was not soaking this delicate paper with water and when I used the acrylic I was tending to use it in a watercolour like manner i.e., translucent.
The important thing is not to have it too thick which especially applies to the acrylic.
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