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Old 12-15-2017, 06:35 PM
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Mineral paper

What about mineral paper ?
It's new so no proof it will retain it's color and other characteristics over time.
In addition, it's got a machine made look and so doesn't have the charm of mold made papers.

Any thoughts ?
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:06 AM
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Re: Mineral paper

I love mineral paper because of its ultra smooth yet toothy surface. I believe itís made with marble dust and HDPE plastic and should be adequately long-lasting. I use it with acrylics, which themselves are plasticy, so I am not bothered by its artificialness. Mineral paper is certainly nothing like mould made paper and produces quite different results. Which you use depends on personal preference and artistic style.

I donít know what medium(s) you work in, but if you like the charm of mould made or handmade paper, be sure to check out all of the wonderful Chinese and Japanese papers, some of which are still made the traditional way and thus have a proven track record of being archival over the centuries.
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Re: Mineral paper

I've not tried the mineral paper yet, so it is good to know you like it.
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Old 12-23-2017, 02:16 PM
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Re: Mineral paper

I have never heard of it. Would love to see your work on it.
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Re: Mineral paper

I love using Terraskin. It doesn't buckle, since it is made of calcium carbonate and acrylic medium. It has some weight so it doesn't curl up much and can quickly lose its curl or be uncurled if it comes in a roll. It adheres easily to a board. And you can even work impasto media on a paper-like support. And it stores more compactly than wood panels.

Since the main ingredients are normal ingredients in acrylic gesso, I'm not very worried about the archival qualities, but only time will truly tell.
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Re: Mineral paper

Mineral paper doesn't buckle much. It did buckle when I applied a varnish ( liquitex ). I'll keep experimenting with it because there's a good chance it will be archival.
It will never replace my favorites like gessoed panels or linen..great for quick designs though.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:12 AM
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Re: Mineral paper

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Mineral paper doesn't buckle much. It did buckle when I applied a varnish ( liquitex ). I'll keep experimenting with it because there's a good chance it will be archival.
It will never replace my favorites like gessoed panels or linen..great for quick designs though.
Maybe I need to try actual terraskin or get a thicker mineral paper. Mine almost doesn't buckle. I'm using Yasutomo at this writing.
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Re: Mineral paper

The other thing to think about is to do your work on the paper, then when you know the piece is a winner, adhere it to a board and varnish it then.

Heck, you might even want to wait until the piece is sold before adhering and varnishing. There might be good options to give to a client regarding how you will finish it, and storage would be a breeze! I suspect the impression might be lessened in person by it being on unframed paper though.
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The other thing to think about is to do your work on the paper, then when you know the piece is a winner, adhere it to a board and varnish it then.

Heck, you might even want to wait until the piece is sold before adhering and varnishing. There might be good options to give to a client regarding how you will finish it, and storage would be a breeze! I suspect the impression might be lessened in person by it being on unframed paper though.
Great strategy !
I looked into methods and materials for adhering the paper to board and some say use acrylic medium and some say use a glue like 3m # 77.
I don't use sprays because they can be hard on the lungs. Is there a better way, product that can be brushed on ?
Brush it on the board then adhere the sheet then apply pressure for a day or two ?
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Great strategy !
I looked into methods and materials for adhering the paper to board and some say use acrylic medium and some say use a glue like 3m # 77.
I don't use sprays because they can be hard on the lungs. Is there a better way, product that can be brushed on ?
Brush it on the board then adhere the sheet then apply pressure for a day or two ?

I found this article ..makes sense..
Which is the best glue to use for terraskin ?


https://www.strathmoreartist.com/blo...e-of-wood.html
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