i rubbed the stone with mineral spirits. it removes the crayon and other drawing media off the stone. then i rubbed up the parts of the stone which had the drawing with asphaltum. this holds the drawing for printing. then i sponged the stone, with water...removing the gum arabic. the stone is then ready to print. deadgirl kept the stone wet with a sponge. and i used a leather roller to ink the stone where the asphaltum is. this is where the chemical change has taken place in the stone which makes it oil loving so that it takes ink really well. this is the point which we took three prints.
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