Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
Heh - I just tried the ultimate in tightwadding it. I was trying to
get a feel for how this process might work, and having no gold leaf or
platinum/palladium, I printed a cyanotype on velum and varnished it
onto aluminum foil. Doesn't look half bad, actually. Po man's
BTW, Jerrry's Artorama is having a 20% off Valentines Days sale for
purchases over $90. Buyers of precious metal leaf should have no
problem hitting $90...
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:04 AM, Christina Z. Anderson
> Yeah, I feel the same way, Keith. I talk about "danotypes" when I teach
> palladium over ink jet, and now yet another process to whet a class's
> appetite with.
> Dan, is there any reason you couldn't "tightwad" it and use gold acrylic
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith Gerling" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 9:07 AM
> Subject: Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
> > Dan, these are great. I've been wanting to incorporate gold leaf into
> > my work for some time now, and it seems as if you hit on a great
> > solution. So can I just steal this idea and run with it, or should I
> > call it a Danotype?
> > Is there any reason why the leaf has to me permanently affixed to the
> > velum, or can I just swap out the leaf and use it for another print?
> > Thanks
> > Keith
> > On Sat, Feb 9, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Dan Burkholder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> This evening I finally photographed the first group of platinum/
> >> palladium over gold leaf prints. I've printed more than the nine on
> >> this site but these are the most successful to date. After doing a lot
> >> of inkjet printing over the past couple years, it felt very refreshing
> >> to be involved with handmade processes once again. In some way, this
> >> work is almost a rebellion to the direction most photography is
> >> taking. The prints are small (4"x6" up to 5.5"x8.5"), unlike the trend
> >> to giantism that the medium is experiencing. I also wanted to make
> >> prints with a look and feel unlike anything we can produce with an
> >> inkjet printer.
> >> I started testing different vellums and sizes in December and am
> >> starting to get a feel for what works and what doesn't. The harder
> >> issue (for me at least) is learning what type of images work well in
> >> this combination and which don't. It's like all of photography; the
> >> "why's" are always more difficult than the "how's."
> >> The images themselves are a mix of old and new, taking some years-old
> >> images that are favorites along with new work from our new home in
> >> upstate New York and exploring the print impact with the gold. The
> >> "Flatiron in Spring, New York" image is my first effort at bimetal
> >> gilding. The Flatiron is in palladium leaf and the rest of the print
> >> is in 24K gold. I'm eager to do more of this Au/Pd leafing. I gotta
> >> admit that there's something fun about making prints in which the
> >> final image is comprised of three precious metals, all of which are
> >> completely insensitive to light. ;^)
> >> I will be out of pocket for a couple of days and won't be able to
> >> reply very promptly to questions or comments.
> >> Thanks for looking here:
> >> www.DanBurkholder.com/gold
> >> Dan
> >> info@DanBurkholder.com
> >> www.DanBurkholder.com