Net time you get the urge to make glop try kitchen blender. It doeas a wonderful job of homogenizing pigment and gelatin solution. I have to say that my margartias are as smooth as well. I never found any reason to filter them.
> Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 08:36:35 +0300
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> Subject: Re: tips for using dry pigment
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> Hi Judy,
> It's good practice to grind powdered pigment w/ a little water and/or
> gelatin solution before mixing it into the bulk solution in order to get a
> better dispersion w/o pigment clumps. Also, it's good practice to filter
> the glop (as we name it -> that's the term carbon printers use for
> pigmented gelatin w/ other ingredients like sugar, glycerin and alcohol)
> through fine cheesecloth or nylon stocking just before pouring so that you
> get an even better dispersion free of bubbles and a very even coating w/o
> any bits. I just omitted doing it with my first tissue and the carbon
> prints from that particular tissue exhibited irrelevant bits of pigments
> here and there, ruinin
g every single one...
> Actually, carbon printing is pretty easy / straightforward once you manage
> to make a good tissue -> that's the real hard part of the whole process
> (not mentioning the strict environment requirements). Of course, there's
> always the possibility of buying ready made tissue. Fortunately
> Bostick-Sullivan makes nice carbon tissue for the more outcome oriented
> and/or faint hearted.
> 13 Mayıs 2009, Çarşamba, 8:07 am tarihinde, Judy Seigel yazmış:
> > ...
> > I've probably copied more out of the copyrighted text than is legal, but
> > there's nothing about mortar & pestle. Instead you let the gelatin swell
> > in cold water, let it sit 20 to 30 minutes, fill beaker with water to 1
> > liter, place in crock-pot with more water, & set on high... The gelatin
> > will melt in 30-40
minutes, add sugar & stir til dissolved. Add the
> > glycerin, add the pigment & STIR, MIXING WELL. "YOU DO NOT WANT ANY
> > PIGMENT SITTING ON THE BOTTOM AS IT WILL CLUMP & GET GRAINY IF IT COOKS
> > THERE." NOW YOU LET THE BUBBLES ESCAPE, KEEPING HOT FOR 1 & 1/2 HOURS AT
> > LEAST... THEN POUR & SPREAD WITH COMB." (Please excuse capital letters, I
> > must have hit the caps lock in error.)
> > But just reading this wears me out... Have you considered a nice simple,
> > easy process like, for instance gum printing ???!!!
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