To make a lift from an image on clay-based paper, use this table:
Select the image you intend to lift. Make sure it is not copyrighted
and remember that you will destroy the paper copy.
Test the paper for clay content. If the paper leaves a white chalky
residue, you may proceed to lift the image. If the paper does not
contain clay, you cannot lift the image.
Choose the method of lift. Lifting methods do not vary
significantly. With the rubber cement method, you coat both the
acetate and the image face with rubber cement. Allow the two
surfaces to dry before adhering them together.
Place the image under the acetate and carefully burnish the image
into the adhesive. With a dry mount press, place the acetate film
and image into a dry mount press and heat them for 5 to 10
Soak the acetate covered image in warm water. Mineral spirits also
work well. Be careful not to dissolve the inks in the image.
Gently rub the paper back by hand or with a sponge until the paper
fibers disappear to expose clear acetate. Rubbing too hard will
damage an already softened image.
Fix the back of the image with fixative or clear lacquer before
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