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    Default Acrylic gloss medium --any use for us screeners?

    Hi.

    I have a big bottle of acrylic gloss medium from my painting 101 days. I was printing some posters the other day and I was about to put down a big fat layer of speedball black, which I hate because it always looks like some chalky amateur shit to me (just my humble opinion-don't hate). So, I decided to throw in a big squirt of gloss medium hoping that would class it up--it didn't. Looked the same as always.

    So, is that stuff useless for me? Has anyone tried with better results? Is there anything that one could mix in to speedball to get a glossier appearance with out having to resort to a gloss overprint?
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    try printing it in its own run over your black.

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    i've mixed in black gloss house paint with speedball black with pretty decent results.

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    just use more...see what happens.

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    I've wondered the same thing, the flat chalky look bugs the crap out of me.

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    I've actually been mixing in a tiny tiny amount of white to make a super dark grey-still chalky but a little less "my first screen print" looking to me. I remember my old painting teacher would always tell us that "the masters" never used straight black.

    --and I know you can print gloss over the top of the area you want glossy--but I just don't won't to, I'm lazy you see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Canvas Studios View Post
    I've wondered the same thing, the flat chalky look bugs the crap out of me.
    i usually add a ton of varnish, eliminates the chalkiness.

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    varnish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biklops View Post
    I've actually been mixing in a tiny tiny amount of white to make a super dark grey-still chalky but a little less "my first screen print" looking to me. I remember my old painting teacher would always tell us that "the masters" never used straight black.

    --and I know you can print gloss over the top of the area you want glossy--but I just don't won't to, I'm lazy you see.
    white is pretty chalky. fuck yo masters...black rules the school.

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