Re: gum redevelopment

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/08/04-10:34:11 PM Z
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On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

> Judy,
> How long after making a print did you do this; the next day, or what?

Anywhere from a week to a month or two, when I'd had time to take a fresh

> One coat gum or multiple?

Multiple... But note that I only do this for highlights... which can get
"dirty" in multiple coats. I think shadows could be removed too if you
soak long enough, but in that case I suspect you'd be better off just
doing a new print. The idea with the highlights is that the print is fine,
you just want the highlights a little cleaner.

I'll add that to do this invisibly requires a very delicate touch: dig in
and it shows.


. Is it a technique you use often, or last ditch
> effort? And how successful in softening highlights, as opposed to shadows,
> where a thicker layer of gum remains?
> Chris
Received on Thu Jul 8 22:34:24 2004

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