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« on: April 05, 2009 02:01:30 AM »

Is white washing generally putting over a watered down paint over the pages to make it a blank? Is there a way to wipe back the text so it is only just faint but without painting and without weakening the page too much (ie making it pill while removing ink).

« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009 02:27:15 PM »

It depends on what kind of paper you use (how strong it is). I like to use acrylic paint more or less watered down. Haven't really tried to wipe it off to show text underneath - well, I did once and it didn't work well, dried too fast in the book I was using. I prefer to add more water to make it transparent. Trial and error, I guess Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009 02:34:11 PM »

I water it down too rather than wiping, but I should think that would work if you dabbed a sponge. I'd worry that the page might tear if it was wiped as it's weakened by the water.

I use acrylic and also white watercolour sometimes for a very faint wash over the page.

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