on Friday, 2 February 2018
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Ocaldo Block Printing Ink is an opaque water-based printing ink designed to offer the maximum working time with excellent transfer properties. As this is a water based product clean-up is easy. It is lead of printing especially from lino blocks.
To use the ink in Lino block printing or other relief pattern printing techniques:
Firstly apply a small amount of colour to a flat, washable surface and roll the ink in all directions to achieve an even spread.
Then roll the ink onto the lino / relief block ensuring a thin distribution over the whole block.
Place a sheet of self-absorbent paper upon the inked area and press firmly to obtain the transfer. You ca use a wide variety of objects to produce a print, such as buttons, coins, seed heads , wood grain, etc.
To make permanent you can add a medium:
Ocaldo Ocavin Medium is suitable for modelling, glazing & varnishing. It can also be used as an art medium, mixing with paint and as a strong adhesive on porous materials.
Mix with paints to create texture, can be used as a fabric stiffener, or a decoupage glue.
Use Ocavin to seal acrylic paintings as it dries to a clear, flexible finish.