Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
Jumping in here. Interesting question Chris. As an art conservator my experience with various gold and gold like materials has shown me that if you were really wanting that very special look of high carat gold leaf you won't be satisfied with the gold acrylic.
Another thing, Dan have you transilluminated your gilded print with a very strong light in a darkened room yet? Gold leaf when transilluminated by a strong light (how strong, I don't know, haven't tried it) first absorbs the light energy, passes it through itself in some other form and then re-emits it on the other side in a monochromatic green color known as "atomic light". As far as I am aware it is the only instance of such a reaction. Perhaps the standard leaf may be too thick for this but you never know. If you try it let me know what the overall effect is, it might be rather interesting.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Christina Z. Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
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.