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Re: gum prints on Yupo

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  • Subject: Re: gum prints on Yupo
  • From: Katharine Thayer <kthayer@pacifier.com>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 08:18:31 -0800
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Hi Erie,
Having done a quick search on my own (since I'm feeling that my favorite paper has really gotten too expensive --33% increase in the last couple of years is ridiculous-- I'm not so far enthralled with masa, and I also have a supply of yupo in my flat file, I'm interested in going back and looking at this again too, and wanted to review my own earlier experiments as well as seeing what other people have reported) I'm not sure you're going to find a lot. I posted some experiments on yupo in 2004, and some more in 2006, which were in the main not entirely successful, and I had taken those down but have put them back up on the site today, as examples of things that I've tried.


Some incompatibility between my browser and Marek's site, apparently, allows me only to see the thumbnail for this group of images in his gallery, nothing else, but that thumbnail is definitely stunning and I wish I could see more. This is light years better than anything I've managed with yupo so far.

So, Marek, I wonder if you'd mind sharing your techniques for working with yupo?


On Oct 31, 2008, at 3:07 PM, Erie Patsellis wrote:

Having only noticed the yupo threads in passing, I now find myself with access to a fair amount of it, mostly in 23x35 sheets of 8mil natural, does anybody have a resource with regard to sizing, etc.all in one place, or am I doomed to use Thunderbird's horrid search function?


Rene Hales wrote:

Marek, the flowers in vases are stunning. --Rene

-----Original Message-----
*From:* Marek Matusz [mailto:marekmatusz@hotmail.com]
*Sent:* Friday, October 31, 2008 5:06 PM
*To:* alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
*Subject:* gum prints on Yupo

Thanks for point out this link (or was it Loris in the original
post). I never made it that far and it made for a very interesting
One thing that Bruce MacEvoy mentions is yupo for one of the
experiments and explains why watercolors look very luminous on
that substrate. It totally agrees with my observations and has
reignited my desire to experiment some more with yupo. I have some
nice prints and they just glow. Main problem with it is that gum
does not stick to it and it seems to be unpredictable in the way
it peels off and flakes. Sometimes patches will come off,
sometimes just spots.
Here are some prints

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