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Re: vernis soehnee

----- Original Message ----- From: "henk thijs" <henk.thijs@hetnet.nl>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: vernis soehnee

Judy said:

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varnishes have been superceded by acrylics...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?

Hi Judy,
With gum no problem to start directly with some varnish (i tried
different ones , spraying and brushing) but with inkjet is a
different story: in both cases -dye&pigment ink- i first start with
spraying several thin layers of something called FIXATIF (an acrylic
based stuff also used for pencil, charcoal etc. drawings), after that
it is no problem with varnishes, spraying, brushing etc.
Succes and bon courage .... forget about the 'under-water-shining', i
think it is comparable with something like a perpeteum mobile ....

Henk, is the traditional fixitif or something modern? This sounds like the answer to a problem I am having.

Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA