powdered pigment amounts for tricolor gum

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;zphoto@bellsouth.net>
Date: 03/02/04-07:15:55 AM Z
Message-id: <00a801c40058$c70ebb50$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

This past week I took up Dave Rose's suggestion to buy one of those drink
mixers to mix powdered pigments into gum (which, as I was walking out of the
store with, I managed to bump a shelf set and send china crashing to the
floor). The last time I mixed pigment I used my Cuisenart--NOT a good idea.
Powdered pigment went everywhere all over my kitchen. You don't know how
powerful powdered pigments are until you have to wipe them up. This time
I'll take my drink mixer and pigments outside. With my drink.

Dave, I lost the email that gave your proportions of powdered tricolor to
gum. Would you be willing to share those amounts again? I've got jars of
Daniel Smith powdered pigment I was going to compare with the tube pigment I
have been using. Anyone else who uses powdered pigments, please share gram
amounts, too, and also what pigment name.

The three tricolors I have been using in tubes are gamboge, winsor blue red
shade, and some quinacridone pink/red/magenta I forgot to label. One full
tube to 50 ml gum as my stock solution, then that mixed 1+3 with straight
gum. Gamboge is a less intense yellow than cadmium yellow.

Sorry to glut the list with 3 emails at once all about gum printing, but I'm
on a roll...Ed Buffaloe has graciously offered to post some of my gums to
his Unblinkingeye.com website since I am heretofore website illiterate, so
when that happens, I'll let the list know.

Received on Tue Mar 2 07:18:03 2004

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