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I'm posting it on my FB page now and will post on Sci Art soon.

Thanks to everyone for your tips!

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 12:48 PM, OC Carlisle <[log in to unmask]>
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> Lore,
>
> What an adventure and your methods to solve the problem! Would love to see
> a photo of the final art.
>
> I have learned so much from everyone on this listserv; so very helpful!!
>
> Enjoy your Easy Store; your art is an inspiration!
>
> Best,
>
> OC Carlisle
> Scientific Illustration, Photographic Fine Art
> Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
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> On Jul 7, 2016, at 12:32 PM, Lore Ruttan <[log in to unmask]
> <[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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> Hi Wendy,
>
> I'm so glad you like my Etsy shop! I do love this listserv. In any case,
> you haven't missed an email. I just got back from mailing the painting
> (Yay!!!)  and only now have time to tell the final story.
>
> First I tried scraping with new #16 exacto blades which worked pretty well
> but the brown ink had seeped in so far and there 2 main spots and 2 areas
> with bleeding on paper that had been erased. The areas still looked just
> dirty even after any definite brown spots were gone. So off I went to my
> local art store for supplies. They were out of methyl cellulose and
> carageenen, and only had black watercolor ground. I thought about trying
> some aquapasto but one of the guys at the store told me his trick for
> dealing with holes and spots without having to mix paint to match the paper
> ( which I tried at some point and did find quite hard even though I think
> of myself as good at color mixing). Anyways, his trick is to use an exacto
> to pick out bits of fiber from a piece of scrap paper of the same sort and
> then use Ph neutral book binders glue to stick them down. On my practice
> run it worked perfectly. You can't see I scraped out a letter and replaced
> it at all! On the actual painting it didn't work so well. Maybe because i
> didn't thin the glue like he told me, maybe because I hadn't scraped deep
> enough, or perhaps had scraped too deep. I don't know but it just didn't
> look good, the color and texture both looked bad.
>
> So, time for thinking completely out of the box! The painting is to
> commemorate a capital campaign for a wilderness camp and the mistake was in
> the name of the camp at the top of the piece. The camp used to have a
> wooden sign with the name carved in - kind of like a forest service sign -
> so I found a scrap of paper with 3 nice hand cast edges and hand tore the
> 4th edge. I painted on the camp name using the same typeface and color as
> on the old sign, glued it on the painting with the book binding glue and
> voila - a placard with the name of the camp! It actually looks really good
> and perhaps even intentional. A happy mistake as it turns out. And a lesson
> in not getting careless during the last 5 minutes of a painting! Phew I'm
> done after working on this for a really long time!
>
> Lore
>
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Wendy Beth Jackelow <
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>> Hi Lore,
>>
>> I might have missed an email or two, but how did you fix it after all?
>> Did you take before and after photos? Isn’t this list serve amazing?!
>>
>> By the way, I love your Etsy shop!
>>
>> Take care,
>> Wendy
>>
>>
>> Wendy Beth Jackelow, MFA, CMI
>> Medical & Scientific Illustration
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