Re: gesso for watercolor?
On Mon, 16 Mar 2009, phritz phantom wrote:
is this stuff the same as acrylic gesso/primer?
i've used acrylic before and the results were ugly: flaking, very greyish...
allover not pleasant. at all dilutions.also sometimes the emulsion seems to
go very deep into the size, so the prints could really take a strong brushing
without the emulsion coming off. mixing it with gelatine helped a little,
but still not as good as pure gelatin or no size at all.
now (i still have almost a whole bucket of acrylic gesso left...a 500ml was
the smallest size) i've found out that acrylic primer is not suited fot
watercolor pigments. i should read labels before buying. but i found a gesso
which is suited for watercolor, it's lascaux gesso. but before i spend money
on half a liter of stuff that doesn't work either, has anyone ever tried this
here's a link to the datasheet:
A fellow named Bernie Boudreaux did absolute miracles with combination
gesso sizes, and shared that info with Post-Factory... It's in one of the
middle issues & when I get a chance I'll look it up. (And when I die and
go to heaven, an angel will make a P-F index for me.) From memory though,
it's combined with gelatin, -- and his gum prints were extraordinary.