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Hi, What kind of issue can I expect if applying acrylic paint on Color-aid paper? It will be adhered to cold press illustration board. Thanks
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EditDeleteModerator AnswerI have little experience with these products beyond using them to teach my students Itten and Albers color contextuality/simultaneous contrast concepts. I seem to remember being told in art school that they were silk screened and not printed but an internet search yielded no proof of this. My gut instinct is that the very saturated colors are likely not lightfast but this is only a guess. I am also not sure about the acidity of the paper. I will reach out to other moderators to see what they can add here. As to what to expect from your proposed method in terms of stability unrelated to colorfastness or paper acidity. It will depend a good deal on both what adhesive you are suing and how much paint you are planning on applying, and whether or not you are strongly diluting your paint with water. Rubber cement, which is commonly used with these papers for color studies, will not cause curling of the paper or the illustration board, it will fail overtime, so that should probably be avoided, Aqueous glues or adhesives (pva or acrylic dispersions) would create a better, longer lasting bond but may cause some curling. This may be mitigated by weighing the applied papers down while they are drying (making sure that there is no residual adhesive surrounding the papers which may stick to you weighing system. Very wet or really heavily applied paint may also encourage curling. Some of this may be mitigated by using a very heavy illustration board. Problems with curling and lack of planarity should occur during drying so you will know the results rather quickly. As I wrote, I will ask around to find out more about the papers.
EditDeleteModerator AnswerYes it is an acrylic dispersion.
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