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Pseudo Logos 1 by zavaboy
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Hmmm, well I'd like to start by saying good job they all are on their own platforms and only a few seem to be similar any any aspect wh...

ghost in your mind by agnes-cecile

There is a certain quality to your work which has no doubt left its impact on me since I first caught sight of it. There is a neutralit...

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Haider Ali
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I drink in the beauty of that which is, a pinching nostalgic reminder of what was.
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umerr2000 Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for joining #Pak-Deviants :) Hope you share lots of art and meet other great artists as well =)

Please read the rules before sharing your work: [link]

regards,
Umer
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footinadream Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your work!! do you know if you can use watercolor paper to print on (oil based etching ink)? I do not really know the difference between watercolor and printmaking paper
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haiderali Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi,
Thank you for the comment. I have printed on watercolor sheets but you should know what separates it from the rest, understanding your medium is an important part of printmaking because a lot of factors depend on whether the sheet is going to work or not. The main difference is in paper density or grammage, generally you should use a paper quality that accentuates your artwork; they should both work together. Watercolor paper has much grater density than your average paper since it needs to hold moisture, the same can go with printmaking paper but not entirely. If you're working with techniques that need the paper to be soaked, like for instance if your working in intaglio or aquatints, then you need something that can stand all that moisture after that you test the pigment your using whether it merges well or not.

When I work in etchings I make it a habit to lightly feel the print once it's out of the press because intaglio gives an impression that doesn't necessarily come up in all papers. That's why you should look for something mid range unless you're experimenting. Somersets or Reeves are by far the best printmaking papers I've used but occasionally I'd find some random sheets in some store that would be even better (and much cheaper!).

I make it a habit to not buy paper that's been solely designed for watercolors or printmaking, instead I'd just go to stores and ask for sample sheets dip them in some water, bite into them check the burr of the paper. If the sheet gives a nice thick deckled edge when you tear it then it means the paper is of above average density and should be pretty good for printing on. Watercolor paper can do the trick but you should be careful of grain. There is a certain kind of grain that is associated with a lot of watercolor sheets, if that doesn't harm your image then you can certainly use them.

I should also point out that it's all about trial and error, you learn from the medium a lot in printmaking so remember not all heavy density papers will be good for printing. Similarly if you're working on hand burnishing you should probably stick to lighter sheets. Oil based inks will work on either.

Hope that helped :)
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footinadream Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes it helped very much!! thank you so much for the reply! I'll definitely ask for samples next time I'm at the art store and test them out. I'm glad to hear that oil based inks will work on both. :D thank you!!
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Vojanik Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :D
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Your gallery is utterly delicious
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haiderali Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you liked it.
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Thanks for the fav.. what a wonderful gallery you have!
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haiderali Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
why thank you :) much appreciated
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