Re: tempera interests

From: Tim O'Neill ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/17/05-08:31:23 PM Z
Message-id: <BAY3-F141EC8B78E3B8E73D3BB37A08F0@phx.gbl>

do you mean you use a separate neg or just a separate exposure for the
shadows, mids, and highs? So far I have found four exposure is the minimum
to even get close to decent blacks and I still am not concerned with
blocking the highlights so I have more I could go. It lends itself to full
color nicely. So far I have not been using cmyk but two exposures each of
RGB. As I saind I am closing in.

when you use the roller in a fashion like rolling out printer ink do are you
using a foamy of or a soft rubber like a brayer. It seems if I get the
viscosity close to what I would use if I were producing a monoprint i have
better luck. I will have to go back to the roller and practice. If you
truly can get a smooth thin coating I truly am missing somehting in the
"technique side. Thanks for you input.


>From: Alex Chater <>
>Subject: Re: tempera interests
>Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 18:29:11 +0000
>I find that I cannot get a full range of tone on a single coat any way. I
>find it good to have a printer for the shadow and a printer for the mid to
>high light. The roller is the method I use. I find that it needs to be
>rolled out in a similar fashion as you would roll out printing ink. As
>tempera print is really a multi layer process you can build your image in
>In practice don't overload the roller and roll it out in a logical
>manner, lightening the pressure as you go. In the end you allow the roller
>to glide quickly across he surface with as little pressure as possible.
>Spread it first and then polish it up as it were, try to roll in one
>only, particularly at the beginning. You can get a very smooth finish and
>thin. When its gone smooth and you have done a fair number of speeder
>passes, stop and dry it, done.
> >From: Tim O'Neill <>
> >To:
> >Subject: Re: tempera interests
> >Date: Mon, Jan 17, 2005, 3:27 AM
> >
> > mixed as in crap and crappier. I still have not found a curve I really
> > specific to this process. Also I have being testing various coating
> > Glas rod wrapped seems to be the best so far. Although Peters
> > method of the roller has merit I am just missing something as I dont
> > the texture it leaves. It alsmost looks like reticulation in 3d.
> > ...Normally I would also use amm dich, last round I had pot dich already
> > thought I would test.
> >
> > T
> >>From: Alex Chater <>
> >>Reply-To:
> >>To:
> >>Subject: Re: tempera interests
> >>Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 20:57:17 +0000
> >>
> >>
> >>Personally I use Ammonium dichromate for this process. It is faster.
> >>do
> >>you mean by mixed results?
> >>
> >>Alex
> >>
> >>----------
> >> >From: Tim O'Neill <>
> >> >To:
> >> >Subject: tempera interests
> >> >Date: Sun, Jan 16, 2005, 6:46 PM
> >> >
> >>
> >> >
> >> > I have been printing more tempera today with mixed results. I am
> >> > getting closer. Seems I had old sensitizer the lst go around so
> >>we
> >> > not there at all. Sensitizer will lose its punch. This was Pot Dich
> >>and 4
> >> > mos old at room temp in a brown bottle. On another note for any
> >>printmakers
> >> > out there. In expermenting with lupo I was curious if I could come
> >>with
> >> > a icc profile for it. When I ran it through my Epson I got the
> >> > wheel tracks ect from printing on a pretty non- absorbant surface. I
> >>took
> >> > that image and sandwhiched it with a piece of fine art paper and ran
> >> > brayer across it (just like a monoprint) and it transferred with
> >> > interesting results
> >> >
> >> > Tim O'Neill>
> >> >
> >> >
> >
> >
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