RE: Spotting Alt Prints

From: Bob Kiss ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/14/04-03:23:51 AM Z
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        I do the same as Adam...I use a scrap of the same paper on which the print
was made, Cranes, Arches, whatever. I mix my colors on a white chip of
plastic but put test dabs on the paper to be certain that:
1) It is the right color.
2) It dries to the right density.
3) The brush isn't too full or the color isn't so wet that it over runs the
area to be spotted.
        I use something like the "dry brush" or "dry point" technique which is that
I dip the very tip of the brush into the color then touch it to the paper
while twirling the tip to a needle point then wave the brush in the air to
get it nearly dry. Sooooooooooo, when I do finally touch the point to the
white dot on the print the color isn't too wet and it doesn't run all over
the place. If you over do this and it is too dry, nothing comes off which
isn't too bad...better than too wet. If too dry, just start again but don't
wave it around as much.
        Hope this helps...

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam. Waterson []
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2004 4:48 AM
Subject: Re: Spotting Alt Prints

All of these suggestions are great, but u also gotta get a piece of
the same cloth or paper you are using.. and test the color by put it
onto the same surface the print is on to see how it hold up.


On Feb 13, 2004, at 10:57 PM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

>> Also what about spotting gum prints and gum overs with complex colors?
>> Thanks,
>> Don Bryant
> Hi Don,
> Long time no talk :)
> 1. If you are a good color mixer, you can also just dab each
> color in
> dots, one on top of another, and add a little bit of dark and warm to
> the
> mix. Mixing this on a white tile really helps to see the color you
> have.
> 2. If you could (this is more complex), with each layer you do,
> you
> would spot with the color used. For instance, you can have a little
> extra of
> the gum/pigment/sensitizer mix, and brush it on a piece of paper and
> expose
> it. Soak it, and pick up some of that soft guck to spot your spot
> with. If
> you just spot with the color plain without exposure and without added
> dichromate it can be lighter, brighter, and a tad cooler than the
> dichromate-hardened and somewhat darkened layer on the print needing
> spotting.
> 3. Some just add dichromate to the color and gum and spot and
> expose
> that on the print, too.
> 4.Or you could just say it is an artistic spot caused by paper
> bumps
> and leave it at that...
> I bet this is way more than you wanna know.
> Chris
Received on Sat Feb 14 03:23:26 2004

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