Re: Flattening Paper (was Seeking Information on 2 problems with Gumprocess)
On Wed, 30 Apr 2008, cadunn wrote: cut
HOWEVER, I have just this minute come down from the attic where I had stored (for 25 years) what is now probably $200-$300 worth of Fabriano paper that I bought when I was doing intaglio work and letterpress work. I had stored it well and it is in fine condition. I can't wait to try it!Actually Clair, if you can put a little glyoxal in with the drool (they say -- I haven't tested it) the effect is sublime...
But, seriously, now that you bring up the topic, you remind me that I have several sheets of handmade Whatmann watercolor paper that my mother bought when she was attempting the medium. (Watermarked 1932 !) It is so gorgeous that I could never desecrate it with actual paint. It should be just matted and put on the wall as is, or even kept in the original folder and brought out for viewing every decade or so.
Once a very long time ago I did paint a "watercolor" on one of the sheets -- it was OK --- but -- unlike your cache, which seems ample, these are only a very few. I think I'd freeze up & ruin them if I tried another.