[alt-photo] Re: back to the flaking/speckling question

Willen, Matthew S willenm at etown.edu
Mon Nov 21 16:37:50 GMT 2011

Actually, that is what I am using. Could I get four good coats on it w/o
sizing though and not get staining?

On 11/21/11 11:35 AM, "Paul Viapiano" <viapiano at pacbell.net> wrote:

>Do you have access to Fabriano paper...hot or soft press?
>You can use that EASILY without sizing of any kind...
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>> Well,
>> After much experimentation, I've pretty much come to the conclusion
>> the problems with what I last week called "speckling," but was pointed
>> that it is actually "flaking," is due to something that happened while
>> sizing the paper. So, the question I have now is what to do about it? I
>> have a bunch of a gelatin/glyoxal sized paper (only on one side), some
>> sheets do fine, others flake like there is no tomorrow, and for the
>> of me I can't determine any sort of surface difference which would
>> indicate how one or another sheet might behave. Is there anyway to
>> the sizing, and then redo it? Or just resize the other side of each
>> Any suggestions?
>> How about using glyoxal indoors? It is getting pretty chilly around
>> and even though I can keep the gelatin solution warm in a thermos, as
>> as it come out it is exposed to some chilly conditions.
>> Thanks
>> Matt
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