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Re: Forex?

Katharine, Loris,

I use this material quite extensively in the studio- 8x4 ft sheets make a great seamless backdrop for table top still life work. I also use it, cut down, as a support for my wet gum prints both during processing and for drying.The surface tension holds them in place just dandy for vertical brushwork and they then dry beautifully flat on them. I found it to be much better than mesh drying screens. Lightweight, cheap (if you can get it) and lasts literally forever (well 11 years so far!). Never thought about printing on it, though...


----- Original Message ----- From: "Katharine Thayer" <kthayer@pacifier.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: Forex?

Thanks for report, Loris, sorry it didn't work out.  It's funny how
surfaces can fool you.

I've been experimenting with those ceramic floor tiles today.  I was
right in thinking  that they would coat nicely, no problem at all
with the coating -- even and smooth and no fisheyes.   But the
hardened gum won't stay on the tile, just floats off into the water.

My next idea, from a guy at my favorite local art supply house, is to
try a Golden product called "Fine Pumice Gel,"  to provide more tooth
for the hardened gum.  I'm thinking of this rather than the gesso-
pumice blend you guys have already developed, because I want
something that won't obscure the surface and color of the original
tile, and this is supposed to dry clear.  I'll let you know how it
works out.

I looked at alcan's US site and couldn't find anything that fit the
same description as the Forex, but if it didn't work for you,  it's a
moot point anyway.


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