Re: Seeking Information on 2 problems with Gum process
"And, I must say, it's been 40 some years since something so
grabbed me by the throat and soul as this world has."
Clair—hopefully it wasn't one of the list members that grabbed your throat.
Anyway, congratulations for coming out of the closet and welcome to the "I dared to post on the alt list club"! The list could use some discussion—we will all learn from your questions. Perhaps you will inspire other "lurkers" to come forth with their questions. It's actually quite painless for the most part. Usually it is the old timers that yell at eachother—over things like the gum stain test, etc.
You actually did much better than I did. I lurked for about 12 years before I ventured to post anything—however, I had thought this was a list for alternative lifestyles. However, 12 years of lurking on the list sort of got me interested in photography. Isn't life funny? hehehehe
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In a message dated 4/29/08 9:38:12 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Thanks so much for the reply -- I didn't mean I WOULDN'T get
answers, just that I was warned this wasn't a place for basic
But thanks for the iron info -- I had been ironing the sheet the
first time for one pass gum and for cyanotypes, but didn't dare
muck after it was exposed, washed and dried.
Interestingly, the yellow I used was quite lovely and rich and
non-staining -- it was Holbein's Yellow Ochre Watercolor.
And, I only learned about your book AFTER I got on this list --
and since I'm a nut about books, it's next on my list. One can
never, ever have too many books.
When I'm not actually reading this list or making prints, I'm
looking up things on the net and/or reading what I already have.
And, since I posted my question, I stumbled across Sam Wang's
article about starting with a Cyanotype -- for the first pass
and, obviously, for blue. So that's what I'm doing today.
And, I must say, it's been 40 some years since something so
grabbed me by the throat and soul as this world has.
and thanks again!
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