Re: vernis soehnee
I use diluted Liquitex gloss medium for a final finish on many of
my gumover prints. Undiluted, it has a very high-gloss, almost sort
of plastic-like, appearance. Which seems sort of antithetical to the
whole handmade charm of gum prints. So I found that dilution between
1:5 (varnish:water) and 1:8, allows one to get a nice luster surface
on the print. The only caveat I can relate is that the diluted
medium does not keep well. It gets stinky and grows things in about
a week. So I mix up what I will use and discard the rest.
I suspect, btw, that in modern art practice most of the old
varnishes have been superceded by acrylics... I need to cover some
prints where I don't want to use glass. I plan to try liquitex
high gloss. Has someone done that? With inkjet? With gum?