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RE: gum preservatves

I have frozen gum + pigment +dichromate for months, with no ill effects. It seems like such a waste to trow away good pigmented gum that I mixed too much of.

> Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 16:16:41 -0400
> From: jseigel@panix.com
> Subject: Re: gum preservatves
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Chris says that if gum went,
> > .....I'd have to switch to
> > casein like Peter Blackburn and Sam Wang and make my prints out of my morning
> > milk. Or gloy I suppose.
> I found powdered milk fine for casein, and always the same, which fresh
> milk isn't, plus once you've mixed it the first time, no big deal. But
> gloy is the pits, at least IME... the only way to get gradation is by
> brushing it off... (On 2nd thought, maybe that's what Namias meant by
> "resin"?)
> 2 other things...
> 1. I put some of the Varn gum in the freezer to see how it kept, but never
> tried it, not actually sure if it's still there. Has anyone ever frozen
> gum arabic then printed with it?
> 2. How's your knee Christina? Hope you're mending.../mended.....
> J.

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