RE: A few gum things
On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Actually, I like that book -- I like the tone: casual and chatty, like easy does it, try this... Considering also that it was done before the Internet made everybody experts, and (if memory serves) no stupid mistakes,.. pretty good !Hi Judy My first ever gum print, (1996?), was made using Gloy gum, (not to be confused with Gloy paste), a one coat gum and on unsized cheap paper - http://www.johnbrewerphotography.com/portfolio/People/23.html, how's that for luck! I think that Gloy gum now is a different recipe to the original stuff I used, but it got me hooked on gum printing. The gloy gum method was from 'Spirit of Salts' by Webb and Reed, (not the best book in the world),
and was partly serialised in Amateur Photographer which was where I initially read it. 'Spirit of Salts' was published under the title of 'Alternative Photographic Process' in the US. John.