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cremains and other ingredients in gumprints

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  • Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 21:03:46 -0500
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The topic of postmortem imagery was brought up briefly in 1998. I had successful results using gum bichromate on sized black paper but not enough to write about; still working on it. BTW thank you Judy and John for your encouragement.

For those interested, I stumbled upon this link to a photographer who had been making images with some manner of emulsion but it wasn't made clear what he was using. Seems like dusting on over gum. He has incorporated many ingredients such as tar, clay, eggshells, hair and with cremains to make images  "with the person/object" .

Have a look:http://www.finkartgallery.com/ash-hair-art.htm with more links within.