Re: Help with what I believe is a hardening issue

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;>
Date: 11/12/04-01:52:22 AM Z
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Gordon J. Holtslander wrote:
> Has anyone tried sizing with acrylic gesso? I've read many references
> about it, but I have never tried it. It does sound appealling - no
> hardening required ...

Hi Gord,
Not straight gesso, but someone told me a while back that they had had
good results mixing gesso and gelatin. I tried this for a while when I
was printing on Fabriano Uno, which needed to be sized to give it a
decent DMax. I had inconsistent results with this combination;
unfortunately I don't remember the details of why I was occasionally
unhappy with it as a size.

 I was also somewhat uneasy with the fact that I didn't know anything
about how the two things combine and what the longevity issues might be
with the combination. But some of my prints with the subtlest tonal
gradations, like

 were printed on this size, and I think how they printed was due in part
to this particular sizing combination.

The recipe I was given: Gelatin 1 pk to 175 cc H2O. Mix 70 cc gesso into
this, mix and coat.
Received on Fri Nov 12 09:48:24 2004

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