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[BKARTS] leather-like material

I know I'm in the non-leather minority here, but: if people have access to
an etching press (maybe letterpress would work too) try embossing on Canson
mi-teinte, with linocutter-carved linoleum--a very nice leather-like effect
can be obtained.  Dampen the paper first, then sponge.  Middle-value colors
are best, like amber and burgandy.  Hint: for carving unmounted linoleum
(often called "battleship linoleum" in art stores), try slightly heating it
first--a hot plate is good, even a heating pad will do. I've heard of using
an oven, but caution with that.  Heating softens the lino.


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