[Alt-photo] Gum Print on Wood (Edward Draper)

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Mon Jan 30 22:39:14 UTC 2017


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> On 30 Jan 2017, at 10:20 pm, Edward Draper via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> Udo, hi
> A few years ago I did a lot of gum on wood - mainly marine plywood (4mm),
> but also MDF
> I found that that I could use the wood untreated straight from from the
> shop - it was a little variable but I got lovely results, much better than
> any 'sizing' I tried
> Most of them have gone to good homes (these prints have been very
> successful for me), but here's a snapshot of one I've got with me now - (I
> only prepared the wood under the subjects, the two mackerel)
> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9at8j5sk6plorgh/AACH5iZtap5_Smi_bbf1d4d1a?dl=0
> One coat
> I used Winsor & Newton pigments in a 50:50 gum and potassium dichromate
> (saturated). 7 minute exposure. Not soaked but washed with a handheld
> shower at about 25 deg C with soft flow - gives me much better control
> Before they go up on the wall I seal them in oil (linseed works well)
> Hope this helps,
> Edward
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