Re: Ruined 3rd tricolor gum print! Grrrr...
Isn't it neat when gum starts working out for you! I just got an offlist message from a woman who has been doing gum for over 30 years that I never knew and I was pleased that she was still doing it, unlike Demachy who "got it" and then gave it up after 10 years.
The last layer with cyan brings for me the real thing (the older ones , starting with cyan, the blue stays too prominent for me);I agree, too, Henk. With the cyan the print all of a sudden looks normal. It's like an AHA when it is done. The print up on my website that has a lot of blue background, however, is Delft Blue (Snake 2). This color PB60 is a wonderful final coat--a bit more muted and more red of a blue than thalo.
my dictionary is right in translating 'flakes', i think it is more or less the same as the 'fish-eyes', anyway, I have the same phenomena (also with some monochrome gumprints , often after a third coating) and the remedy which works for me, is just continuing the smoothing with a fresh hakebrush."Flakes" is after exposure and during the development bath--bits of the gum layer falls off and produces a gritty texture.
"Fish-eyes" is during coating.