[alt-photo] Re: I know, another sizing question
viapiano at pacbell.net
Thu Sep 9 07:11:21 GMT 2010
Have you tried gum printing without sizing?
I do it all the time with Fabriano paper...works like a charm, 3-5 layers,
crisp, clean whites, no problems.
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From: "Trevor Cunningham" <trevor at chalkjockeys.com>
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Subject: [alt-photo] I know, another sizing question
> Disclaimer: I am aware that some prefer not to tolerate beginners in this
> forum, so humor or ignore me then if you have such regard.
> Situation: Plain and simple, I have gelatin resources up to my armpits,
> but no access to glyoxal/formalin/formaldehyde unless I steal it from work
> which I won't even consider. This is for gum printing, by the way.
> Potential solutions with my limited available resources (Saudi Arabia
> isn't heavy on the art supply front):
> * Katherine Thayer has a reassuring article indicating that, with
> some attention to clearing highlights with hot water, unhardened
> gelatin is really not an issue. While I like this, and DON'T wish
> to start an argument here over this topic, I have other factors to
> consider below before I decide how to proceed.
> * I have ample access to gesso. But having used it with cyanotypes,
> wishes there was a way to seal it as much as possible to limit its
> mixture with the emulsion. With the unusual infatuation with
> powdered milk here, casein seems to be exceptionally cheap to come
> by. I remember seeing mention of using casein with gesso, any
> * I have a bag of Gamblin rabbit skin glue that I purchased in lieu
> of the PVA product with consideration to air travel. Has anyone
> used this glue as a size?
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