[alt-photo] Re: back to the flaking/speckling question
viapiano at pacbell.net
Mon Nov 21 22:51:07 GMT 2011
Daniel Smith tube watercolor
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> Ah, That answers my question.
> Just out of interest, can I assume you are using powdered pigments or is
> the 1gram from a tube?
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> Subject: [alt-photo] Re: back to the flaking/speckling question
>> No...actually in my experience I like to have a "known" mixture for
>> tricolor gums if I'm looking for a "realistic" print. I treat these as
>> process colors/inks and just lay them down. For alternative tricolor
>> palettes, it's all up for grabs.
>> I measure pigment with a digital scale, usually 1 gram to 9 ml gum.
>> That's about the smallest quantity I make. I'll use approx 4 ml of that
>> mixture (plus dichromate) to coat a 9" x 14" print...once again, this is
>> for photorealistic-style prints.
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