[alt-photo] Re: New gum pigment

Mark Nelson ender100 at aol.com
Tue Jan 25 02:43:18 GMT 2011

Try the graphite powder from hardware stores.  

Mark Nelson
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On Jan 24, 2011, at 8:26 PM, Judy Seigel <jseigel at panix.com> wrote:

> A propos of trying to make your own graphite pigment for gum... art supply stores sell graphite sticks (or used to, admittedly I haven't bought one
> lately)... Those are sticks of graphite similar to pencils in size and shape, but instead of wood around them just paper or nothing. They come (or came) in different hardnesses, like pencils, from soft for being arty, to hard for precision (or being uptight).
> They used to be ordinary art supplies so probably available still. Rubbing them on sand paper (wearing a breathing mask advisable) and mixing with gunk of your choice (or not) should make whatever "paint" you have in mind.
> J.
> On Sun, 23 Jan 2011, 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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