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Old 03-01-2019, 08:15 AM
theanimallover theanimallover is offline
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over painting in watercolour linocut

I'm experimenting with linocut. I'd like to know the best inks to use as a base for over painting in watercolours. The watercolours will not just be on the paper, but over the ink in places too.

I'm using bog standard ink (cheap) and watercolours. Does anyone know the best relief ink for this? I'm thinking of longevity of the colour. Are all water based relief inks compatible with watercolour?

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Karen
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:09 AM
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Re: over painting in watercolour linocut

Sorry, I couldn't work out how to edit.
My post is a bit long winded, my question really is - is it ok to paint standard watercolour paint over waterbased relief paint? Will there be any problems later on.
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Old 03-01-2019, 12:09 PM
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Re: over painting in watercolour linocut

Most water based relief inks do not dry waterproof, so any watercolor applied on top of such ink will blend with the ink.
I'm not aware of any water based relief inks that would be waterproof once dry. Some people use slow drying acrylic paints in relief printmaking, but it takes lot of practice to get everything right. If the paint dries on the tools or plate, it can be very difficult to clean it.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:12 PM
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Re: over painting in watercolour linocut

Thanks for your response, I'll carry on - I did some tonight and they seemed to blend in well.

I actually have some water mixable oils (ordinary for painting) and water based etching ink - do you think these are compatible too?

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Old 03-02-2019, 07:37 AM
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Re: over painting in watercolour linocut

Any water mixable oil paints/inks will dry waterproof, but the watercolour might not stick to those. The dried ink surface will remain bit oily that repels water and there is probably nothing where the watercolor could stick to. Many printmakers do color their prints using watercolors, but it is applied in the non-ink areas on the paper. That combination would work if you can design the artwork so that there is no need for watercolor on top of the ink.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:57 PM
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Re: over painting in watercolour linocut

Thanks for your help. I was experimenting with painting on the relief ink as I was printing white ink on black paper, so lot of white space.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:34 AM
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Re: over painting in watercolour linocut

Hey since you know your image, try hitting the paper with watercolor first, after its totally dry hit it with your print block. Frame in your watercolor using liquid frisket
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:43 AM
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Re: over painting in watercolour linocut

I've just googled frisket, I didn't know it existed!
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:42 AM
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Re: over painting in watercolour linocut

Its really fun stuff, used a lot with airbrush work. I was referring to the liquid version, as there is also solid sheet avail too.

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