What are the weights of the paper? Can it measured in lbs?
Have a question about Heart Stone Paper?
Below is a rough guide of Heart Stone Paper weights. Our rock paper and rock paper rolls have a slight variation in thickness/gauge making this an inexact guide. Your best option is to jump in and experience it for yourself!
Yes! Here are some of the unique features that make Heart Stone a favourite among crafters:
Adhesives that work well are adhesive films, double sided tape, Beva, gel mediums (on smaller mountings of 11×14 or smaller) and polymer glues. All take an extended extra long drying time due to the non porous nature of the stone paper. Seal both sides of any substrate before mounting on it.
No heat needed
It is heat sensitive and will thermo form even under gentle heat, that is unless you want to thermoform!
HOWEVER… Olga Guthrie has been running David Guthrie’s artstore and framing shop in Ontario for many decades. For years she has been successfully dry mounting the large sheets stone paper for many artists. She will even do it in stages – for example the artist will produce the drawing or painting, Olga will dry mount it and the artist will finish with additional multimedia, resins or varnish or framing etc
When using Hardbord™ or any other un-primed wood panels as your substrate. It is important to correctly seal all un-primed wood substrates to prevent support-induced discoloration that can cause your paint film to yellow over time or moisture induced lifting.
Apply Golden GAC100 directly to the Hardbord with the 2˝ paint brush or trowel. Allow the GAC100 to dry completely and follow with an additional coat. Do not sand between layers.
Before applying the adhesive, allow the GAC100 to dry for 1-3 days so that the sealer can coalesce into a uniform film for maximum protection. And of course always finish projects with a reliable UV protection.
Our eco rock paper Arts n Crafts SHEET is Cradle to Cradle Certified and uses no water, trees, or bleach in production.
As a result we only dry grind our rock and occasionally a larger rock will make it into the paper processing and cause small irregularities in the paper appearance. Similar to jeans and leather these are natural characteristics and in no way inhibit the performance of the sheet.
This has been answered by BC teacher Patt Scrivener.
My experience using TerraSkin for monoprints is using the Gelli printing plate. It is my all time favorite paper for this and my students too! I prefer using fluid acrylic paints for the process although some artists use open acrylics if they like to be more painterly.
I have not experimented with TerraSkin in the traditional method of monoprinting using glass as my plate. As it works well on the Gelli plate I think it would be worth testing on a gelatin plate that could easily and economically be made at home. Here is a recipe.
Alternatively you can make your own gelatin/glycerin plate- here is a good blog with instructions. thanks Patt
Yes, absolutely like a tree or any fiber based paper with the combo of heat, water and ultraviolet (i.e. direct sunlight) it will break down, just like a coffee cup left outside will. It is not called or considered biodegradable because there are no bio or living organisms in the inert calcium carbonate rock and non toxic binder. Interestingly no bio ingredients means our paper is antibacterial , food safe and we have had it FDA approved.
For all Artwork :Finish with a reliable UV Protection Spray or blocker. The paper is made with 2 components: inert calcium carbonate and 20-25% non toxic PE (depending on the point of the stock). We do not proclaim it archival having done no testing in that direction.It is PH neutral Acid Free.
We’re working on it and it’s almost done! This book will be coming soon with a lot more information and tutorials.
I absolutely love its uniqueness!
- Marjorie Teske "teacher with books" - Amazon | Read Review
If you are a “detail” painter or illustrator, you will LOVE this surface!
- G. Conner - Amazon | Read Review
This paper is amazing! Its smoothness is like pen or tracing papers, but more substantial. I plan to use it for markers, colored pencil, and acrylic. Amazing that rock can be transformed into paper in a green fashion!
- Susan DeMamiel - Etsy | Read Review