Re: making scraper foil. (x-posted from drawing forum)
I have been trying different kinds of inks on tin foil pasted to stiff board, to try and make scraper foil. It's become more of a pastime than actually drawing on scraper board! I'm impatient to succeed tho, and get back to some good old scraping... Ive almost got it right, using Dala Drawing ink, which dries to a thin film on the foil, except it is slightly too resistant to scrape off finely, and is not good for fussy people like me who demand perfection! I'm now going to try diluting the Dala ink before applying to the foil, hope it works...any other inklings out there with a better ink solution, let me know! (Dala, by the way, is a South African brand of paint and ink products).