Re: Spotting Alt Prints

From: Adam. Waterson ^lt;>
Date: 02/14/04-03:31:19 AM Z
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i spot with my spit :)

On Feb 14, 2004, at 4:23 AM, Bob Kiss wrote:

> 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
> To:
> 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.
> cheers.
> 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 03:31:38 2004

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