mounting Hobotai silk to paper

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      Novicejonathiggins
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      Does anyone have experience with mounting Hobotai silk to paper? I will be mounting several monotype prints on silk to paper for an artist. The monotype printing is done with acrylic and soy-based inks (non-water soluble) and the application is thick- completely absorbed through the silk from the front to the back. My instinct would be to use starch paste but my concern is that the paste will not stick to the non-absorbent ink areas. I have used Rhoplex-N580 adhesive successfully mounting thin papers to heavier sheets (chine collé). But I worry that the silk may be too sheer, allowing the Rhoplex to bleed through to the front surface. Any suggestions would be helpful.

      My aim is to get the silk mounted flat and smoothly to a western printmaking paper such as Rives BFK for stability and display purposes.

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