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Re: Art Boards Gesso???

Ah, the veils of hardened gum lifting off the substrate, what a lovely sight.... (ducking and running). Thanks for report, Keith.

I've been trying out a PVA size recommended by gum printers Steve Dowell and Jim Larimer; so far I've tried it on masa paper and didn't find it at all satisfactory, at least at the dilution Steve recommended (1:2). But I'll try it again at different strengths and on different paper before rejecting it altogether. Glad I just bought a small bottle.

On Oct 24, 2008, at 5:03 PM, Keith Gerling wrote:

Hi Loris,

Art Boards is the worst gesso I've ever used. Emulsion beads up, so
difficult to coat. I tried it on aluminum and this was the result
That was just putting in the water. No agitation.



On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:56 AM, Loris Medici <mail@loris.medici.name> wrote:

I found a product which sounds interesting for those who want to print gum
on impermeable and/or rigid surfaces like Yupo, aluminum sheets, wooden
painting boards ect. ect... This product is also interesing for gumoil,
since gumoil is done with oil paints on paper -> which is not a good
combination for those who like / want longevity with their works. If I can
print on wood I want to try gumoils. (Have tried with paper, got
interesting / promising results but didn't like the oil stain on the back
of the paper at all!)

See the product page here: http://tinyurl.com/3s3w9e (read to bottom)

Has anyone used this (or any similar) product before? I'm still highly
interested in printing on impermeable media like Yupo or aluminum sheets -
giving me five important advantages: 1. cheaper price (Fabriano Artistico
is quite expensive to me compared to Yupo or aluminum sheets), 2.
dimensional stability (no shrinking step / no registration problems), 3.
quick drying (faster working), 4. easier reusability in case of bummers
(you can be harsh while erasing with Yupo / aluminum and such), 5. better
longevity compared to paper - but haven't found a reliable / easy to me
method. Keith, I envy your ability and patience in printing on aluminum!

Any suggestions for / experience with similar products?

Thanks in advance,