I just opened up the box on my brand new rolling mill - never used
on before. I read that cut-out paper makes a suitable pattern for
imprinting and gave it a try on some copper sheet (approx 21 gauge).
Not very impressive results. I used cut paper taped directly to the
copper. Nothing else. Can anyone offer some tips on getting the
maximum depth/strength out of my imprint?
I cranked it pretty hard/tight. Almost couldn’t turn the handle.
I heated the copper for about 30 seconds first, almost to about
soldering temp. I guess that annealed it. Not exactly sure. I wasn’t
very precise in that way.
Would a semi-soft backing behind the copper help give the "image"
something to squish into? What might that be? Same kind of paper as
the image? Something thicker? Dense rubber sheet? What about on top?
Does anyone have any experience with a certain kind of paper that
works best? I used card stock.
You can see I’m just sort of feeling my way about this - self taught
as always and can’t find much info. Any thing I “must do” that I am