[alt-photo] Re: I know, another sizing question
py1hy at terra.com.br
Thu Sep 9 15:06:00 GMT 2010
Sorry, I misunderstood the question, still asleep.
On 09-Sep-10 11:43 AM, Jacques Augustowski wrote:
> As I can recall someone said something about aspirin, I prefer
> mercuric chloride, although extremely toxic, I prefer this than
> swimming with sharks.
> On 09-Sep-10 2:40 AM, Trevor Cunningham wrote:
>> 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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