Re: Newbie Gum fun Continued
My experience the same as Judy's re the glyoxal ivory color rinsing
easily out of paper, although in my case it doesn't need to soak for
an hour; just the normal gum soak restores the ivoried paper to
pristine white. That's with Arches bright white.
On Apr 24, 2007, at 10:30 PM, Judy Seigel wrote:
On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
Yup I did; if you remember the convo about this from a couple
years back, not only did I soak it, I soaked it ALL DAY. No budge.
Hmmmm... but you didn't soak it in NYC water! Maybe I should send
I also had a funny--a former student donated her alt supplies to
the department and in there was a stack of sized paper hardened
with glyoxal (former professor's method) and it was butterscotch
yellow, I kid you not, so if you use glyoxal as a size hardener,
be sure to use the paper right away to prevent this. Or do
Judy's method of sizing and hardening and then rinsing it. The
former professor did teach a separate hardener bath, even, but
this still produced crummy paper. Go to this URL and scroll
down and see what yellowing looks like.Christina.... did you try soaking that "butterscotch" paper? I've
found that generally speaking just leaving it face down in room
temp plain water for an hour or a day does get it back to white...
About the 10th image down is a comparison of yellowing. I know,
this page is not a "pretty sight" but Jacek can also see spotty
Arches paper on here, too, that I photographed through my
kitchen screen door to show the translucent spots, and the
perils of using too hot water to shrink, etc. etc. including a
downloadable free gum process paper.