Re: Arches Aquarelle and Gum
Thanks Judy. Not the answer I wanted to hear, in fact it made me howl a
four-letter-word familiar to many New Yorkers. But good to know. The
mottling receded a bit but I think it's just the way they make the paper. On
a side note I tried sizing a sheet of Arches 88 and it went right throught
it, it looked like typing paper in hot candle wax. Translucent. Probably a
trip to the Artists Emporium tomorrow...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Seigel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: Arches Aquarelle and Gum
> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007, Michael Koch-Schulte wrote:
> > Anyone offer opinions on using Arches Aquarelle with gum. I'm giving
> > good hot soak right now and it looks like it "mottles" (sizing?) in the
> > temperature water. Is this bad? I'm just out of Rives right now. I
> > see much mention of this paper in the archives in the context of gum.
> I hesitate to say this because it's many years since I've used that paper,
> and they seem to change every few years (they keep the name & change the
> paper). I found that in its "natural" state it was probably the WORST
> paper for gum I'd ever used, including typing paper, in that it stained
> VERY badly, BUT -- with a good coat of added gelatin size, hardened, it
> was quite fine.
> As for mottling -- I've found that, for whatever reasons, certain papers
> will mottle during the sizing process, but once they're sized and hardened
> the mottling disappears.