[alt-photo] Re: New gum pigment
marekmatusz at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 24 02:20:58 GMT 2011
The silver luster is very visible when wet in the solution and it is absolutely neutral grey in light tints. On the other hand the other form of carbon, Carbon black (lamp black) tends to be rather warm.
> From: kthayer at pacifier.com
> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:45:15 -0800
> To: alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org
> Subject: [alt-photo] Re: New gum pigment
> 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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