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Page 7 by RichardLeach Page 7 by RichardLeach
Tea stain and subtraction from antique poetry book page.
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bettykrueger Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
i know a magician never reveals his secrets... but i am DYING to know how you were able to fade the words on the page, if you ever feel like disclosing some info... :) but that aside, this is excellent. beyond well done. :heart:
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Happy to disclose! I take the ink off the page with regular Scotch tape - Scotch Magic is what I usually have on hand. Masking tape works too. These tapes will pick up ink off any unvarnished paper (magazine interiors not covers - try it with newsprint and you'll see) and when you have old thick paper that the ink has soaked into for a long time like I do here (it's a book from the early 20th century) it leaves some behind and gives this nice effect.

And thank you most kindly! :aww:
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bettykrueger Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thank you soooooooo much!! i can't wait to try out this method! and i really appreciate you sharing your superior word fading knowledge. :)
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
You are most welcome! I discovered it by accident and then I made a study of it :sherlock: :D
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OllieP Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. Did you use turp to remove the other words? Lovely.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
I use tape to take words off, on old thick paper it works well. Scotch packing tape for big sections and Scotch Magic tape for details.
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OllieP Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, very cool.
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dica-ambien Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
:clap: - :aww:
wish you a happy New Year!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
:iconbowplz:

thank you and a happy new year to you too!
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:iconszmermel:
szmermel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
very beautiful! :sun:
.. like a haiku poem, not only in words but also in visual part :thumbsup:
the technique is impressive ; - )
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
:iconbowplz: thank you!
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:iconszysz-szysz:
szysz-szysz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
liquid light turn in bright ,.,.,,.,.,.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
:ahoy:
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MiSlike Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
LOVE it!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
Well, thank you very much indeed!
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anjusha Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Urlich , you are wright :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is what I call reduction to the essential :wow:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Merci! :D
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
De rien!
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heh - "subtraction," I love it!
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D looking for a nice technical sounding term and that came to me!
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:iconartairk:
artairk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
awesome!
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks!
and for the fave too - much appreciated!
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tractern Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
:faint:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
:iconbowplz: thanks, T!
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Emartel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Great! And the impact of "O," is always strong.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! That's true about "O." I appreciate the fave too :handshake:
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Athalour Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   General Artist
A lament, a prayer, or a spell? This would work as either. It's beautiful. :heart:
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wonderful comment, thank you! :heart:
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Athalour Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Lovely stuff Tink... looks so natural!!
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Steve!
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
:)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Did I tell you that last week I spent hours trying to approximate your method of flat subtraction? I couldn't get it. If you ever want to share the secret, note me! I swear, I tried everything, but I kept getting paper-pulp clumps. I finally gave up and the piece turned into a faux encaustic (which is still drying). AAARGH. Anyway, I love this. Who wouldn't?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'll note you, it's a simple technique but as I started describing it I got wordy, so a note will be good.
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fredfree Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
o, delight-full
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D O thank you!
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Beautifully simple and poignant.
I agree with you about the coffee / tea debate. Tea somehow does work better. Earl Gray tea particularly. I have found if you iron over a coffee stain, it does get to a more satisying intensity. But then again, soya sauce is trumps them all!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks.
I didn't know that about ironing coffee, good tip.
And soy sauce adds an olfactory component too, of course!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
You and your soya sauce! I like chocolate myself, when it dribbles from the chin onto the paper in a fascinating blot sort of shape....
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JabLab Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
the masters touch
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
:iconbowplz: most generous, Jonas, thank you.
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JabLab Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
:)
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claudiamm37 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
words on paper are placed to convey an idea, words subtracted convey a message...very intriguing....and delightful!

xo great
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
:aww: thank you, Claudia, much appreciated.
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
those two O's are just great !

and the still showing words and parts of words are the loveliest part
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you, dear! this came out well if i say so myself :heart:
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