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Re: More to see in NYC (Hint: Sookang Kim) (fwd)

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  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 18:01:07 -0600
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One doesn't have to to great lengths to lay down opaque layers.  Try
using lamp black, Mars black, Indian red, as watercolor pigments or
most any kind of gouache.  When I want a bulletproof layer I usually
double or triple the amount of pigment I usually use.  Remember that
dark opaque pigments  can be self-masking so you might need to
increase exposure.  It should be very easy to create a woodblock
effect.  (I've had that happen many times when it was NOT what I
wanted to do!)


On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 5:40 PM, herr unterberg <phritz-phantom@web.de> wrote:
> your descrption of the process sounds like sookang uses more opaque coatings for her gum prints than usual. i've thinking about this myself, to print gum like in for example woodblock printing, with completely opaque layers of colour. is there a way of getting there with gum (very thick gum, lots of pigment? certain pigment?)  or would it be better to use a different process, like egg-tempera-printing?
> (btw. first post. hello everyone. i've been reading the list for quite a while now (ever since wandering off into the territories of gum printing about two years ago) and hope that it's fine to post stupid questions every once in a while. also please be kind to my english skills, i'm from austria).
> phritz