RE: Tri-Curious Seeks Other Tri-Quad Curious Gummists
I keep a Daniel Smith catalog handy to check on the staining and opacity of
different pigments. For instance, opaque pigments - like some of the earth
colors - I always apply first. Staining pigments I apply last because they
stain less when there is already hardened emulsion present.
Yes, I think you'll find your experience will be valuable.
From: SusanV [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Tri-Curious Seeks Other Tri-Quad Curious Gummists
I have no experience with gums yet ( although I DID just order
Christina's book, which I'm very excited about! ). I do however, have
30 years experience as a painter, including using watercolor pigments
with all their wonderful and varied quirks. Do you gum-folk
distinguish between more and less opaque pigments, staining pigments,
settling pigments ( like cerulean), etc?
It seems like understanding those characteristics would be very
important to controlling as many variables as possible in a
less-than-predictable medium such as gum printing. Of course trial
and error can be fun to a degree, and sometimes lead to wonderful
I would think that, for someone starting out gumming a good basic book
on watercolor painting might be a valuable resource. Just a thought.
I have those sometimes.
On 1/29/07, Michael Koch-Schulte <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Molto buon. Lavoro eccellente. Grazie Damiano. Da 8 strati faccia questa
> media che ogni piastra di CMYK è stata stampata due volte? Aerografo? È
> quello che cosa conosco come airbrush? Come utilizzate il airbrush?
> (By 8 layer do you mena each CMYK plate was printed twice.? Aerograph? Is
> that what I know as an airbrush?)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Damiano Bianca" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 2:47 AM
> Subject: Re: Tri-Curious Seeks Other Tri-Quad Curious Gummists
> > Hi, here one quad gum, coming from a b&W film 135 mm.
> > The color selection is made by aerograph during development.
> > 8 layer cmyk.
> > http://www.damianobianca.it/curricula/mostre/esercizi/Gizzi_C.jpg
> > I promise that i will not do anymore.
> > damiano
> > 2007/1/29, Judy Seigel <email@example.com>:
> > .........
> > > Most of my own gum printing has been from black and white negatives,
> > > I render sometimes in monochrome, but more often in *fake* real color,
Susan Daly Voss