Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
Good to know.
It seems sometimes, too, that the reflectance of gold in a pigment base isn't as shiny in general, and also when gold powder is put in a gum layer (gold powder as in powdered pigment, not gold of course!).
Keith, I placed a cyanotype I had on gampi paper over aluminum foil (I "one-upped" you on tightwad--I didn't even make a print AND I didn't shellac it, heheheheh) and it just looked like a brighter print--the silver didn't look silver enough...so the shellac must do the trick to make it look metallic I suppose? Hmmm..I do have a can of shellac somewhere around here. OH I think you used varnish, tho...
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark MacKenzie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 6:22 AM
Subject: 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.