Re: gum prints from digital color sepations. (Since the topic has been brought up)

From: [email protected]
Date: 10/29/04-09:42:41 PM Z
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You have two wrong pigments.
The yellow cadmium is not transparent, you must use the lemon yellow.
Ruby red is also a difficult color, try magenta.
Another thing you should try is different manufacturers, color gum printing
doesn't follow the conventional watercolor quality.
I find Smiincke a difficult maker for color gum printing, my most successful
maker is Maimeri or Venezia that has gum based colors and obviously dissolve
better with the Arabic gum.
You should obtain beautiful full colors with three layers (RGB) only.

----- Original Message -----
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 8:44 PM
Subject: gum prints from digital color sepations. (Since the topic has been
brought up)

> Dear List,
> I've been trying to make gum prints from color
> separations done in Photoshop, but I only got a
> satisfactory print after 10 layers of colors. I
> started with a cyanotype as my first color and then
> used Smiincke ruby red and Grumbacher cadmium yellow
> light. After, I used Winsor ultramarine blue mixed
> with the Grumbacher cadmium yellow light, next I
> applied the ruby red again and fallow by several
> layers of Payne's gray and neutral tint (mixed
> interchangeably with blue and red). The print looks
> beautiful, although the colors don't match the
> original. But I was wondering if there is an easer way
> (less layers) of making a color separated gum print.
> Thanks!
> Carmen
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Received on Fri Oct 29 21:43:16 2004

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