Tag Archives: Paper

À la Poupée: A Colorful Printing Technique

À la Poupée is a printmaking technique used for making color prints by applying different ink colors to a single printing plate. To “ink” the plate, several ball-shaped pads of cloth, one for each color, are used. The printing paper is then run one time through the press, resulting in a print with rich and…
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Conductivity: The Unsung Hero of Paper Conservation!

Ensuring precise measurement of the initial paper conductivity and tailoring aqueous treatment baths accordingly can help prevent structural damage to the paper. Monitoring conductivity during the treatment process will assist in determining when the action of a bath is completed and the next stage of treatment can commence. Incorporating these kind of procedures as standard practice in paper conservation can provide conservators with safer, more effective, and easily controllable treatment methods.
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Art Conservation Behind the Scenes

In conservation there are hundreds of minutes dedicated to cleaning dust and grime accumulated on the back of an artwork, removing old repairs, adhesives, and overpaints, measuring chemical parameters, making and testing adhesives and varnishes, and several other endless tasks that are essential for proper treatment but pass behind the scenes, invisible to the eye of the general public. It is precisely all that we do behind the scenes what we want to show you, and what gives us the name to this video: Art Conservation Behind the Scenes at South Florida Art Conservation.
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