[alt-photo] Re: New gum pigment

Katharine Thayer kthayer at pacifier.com
Sun Jan 23 22:45:15 GMT 2011

Hi Marek, this is a new one on me;   I haven't tried it, but it  
sounds intriguing.  According to handprint, it has the silver luster  
of graphite, which could be quite appealing.  Have you noticed that  
luster in your gum prints?

On Jan 23, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Marek Matusz wrote:

> All,
> I just started doing gum with graphite pigment. I bought a tube  
> from Danied Smith, it is called graphite grey. This is the pigment  
> that is used to make pencils for those that are not very familiar.  
> It is kind of silvery grey but it can be quite dark. It is really a  
> beautiful alternative to lamp black. I am on a second gum layer and  
> just realised that I have not preshrunk the paper. It is impossible  
> to register the second layer. Oh well I will finish just to have an  
> idea for the two pass tonality.
> Has anybody tried it?
> Marek
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