Re: Want more glow in Pt/Pd

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;>
Date: 11/10/04-06:59:50 AM Z
Message-id: <002901c4c725$2bc2ca80$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

A shot in the dark here, Sandy (aside from giving you my stack of BJP
xeroxes on varnishing for you to plow thru; I have yet to do so) is last
summer I tested albumen side by side with gum as a final coat. I noticed
the albumen gave a nice sheen that was smoother and finer than the gum. I
bought powdered egg whites from the grocery store and mixed with dichromate.
Then you'll have to clear in pot metabi to remove the stain. It's worth a
try, but it may darken the print ever so slightly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandy King" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 12:21 AM
Subject: Want more glow in Pt/Pd

> Wet Pt./Pd print (and VDBs and kallitypes as well) have a wonderful look
> when wet, but on dry down, even with appropriate exposure compensation,
> they look rather flat, especially when compared to prints with other
> processes that have some sheen, such as gums, carbons, etc.
> I have tried various things to recapture the *wet* look of Pt./Pd. prints,
> including spray coatings with Crystal Clear Acrylic, surface coating with
> Gamblin and Renaissance Wax, soaking in Liquitex Acrylic Gloss Medium,
> etc. but the results with these products, though they give a little snap
> to the print, fall short of what I would like to see.
> Any ideas for a more aggressive approach that might increase the glow and
> snap of dry Pt./Pd. prints? Has anyone tried soaking a completed print in
> gelatin, or coating it with another colloid such as gum arabic? Other
> suggestions?
> Sandy
Received on Wed Nov 10 07:00:08 2004

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