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Re: Casein vs. gum

Casein printing gives "different" results than gum, it seems (to me)
that it is possible to print with more pigment without the fear of
flaking so it is possible to get quit colourfull results especialy
when used with acrylic paint. It also is more sensitive (again, for


2009/5/26 Marek Matusz <marekmatusz@hotmail.com>:
>  All,
> Palladium on vellum keeps me quite busy and I am not quite ready to jump
> into another process, but the casein tread got me thinking. One aspect of
> gum printing, that I was never happy with is to try to emulate very thin
> watercolour washes. When you put thin watercolour layers and mixes on paper
> the color is crisp and luminous. A weakly pigmented gum layer is dull to the
> eye. Perhaps another pigment carrier (like casein) might do better in this
> aspect.
> Any comments from experienced casein users?
> Marek
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