Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
Nevermind. After the varnish dried it looks pretty bad.
On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Christina Z. Anderson
> Thanks, Mark,
> 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...
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> From: "Mark MacKenzie" <email@example.com>
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> 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.
> > 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.
> > Mark MacKenzie
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> > From: "Christina Z. Anderson" <email@example.com>
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> > 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.
> >> Dan, is there any reason you couldn't "tightwad" it and use gold acrylic
> >> pigment?
> >> Chris