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  1. Sheila C
    October 13, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    Maureen – thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and inspiring project with AccessArt. Beautiful images – the pupils must have been very proud!
    Best wishes,
    Sheila

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  2. Zoe Purse
    October 13, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    Beautiful work! They look fantastic in the exhibition. Love this project Maureen. Thank you for sharing.
    Zoe

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  3. Oliver Briggs
    October 17, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    Hi Maureen,
    I love these, what a great activity. I have a question becuase I’d like to try this with my year 10s. I have tried it but it seems I was unable to etch into the plexiglass enough to bite the ink? I wet the paper and inked up and I used a printing press but the result was poor. Can you suggest what I’m doing wrong? Is it the plastic I am using?
    Thanks,
    Ollie

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  4. Maureen
    October 30, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    Ollie, thank you for the feedback. The acrylic I use is 2mm and the children use the pins on simple compass tools to scratch the images. I did invest in the best washable etching ink that I could afford, well worth it. It goes a long way. Yes the paper needs to be damp too, so you seem to be doing everything right. The press is also a good quality but did needs a little time to set up. The Acrylic is probably thicker than metal plate and I use 2 felts.
    Maureen

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