RE: prints on wood

From: Robert W. Schramm ^lt;>
Date: 03/09/05-08:52:10 PM Z
Message-id: <BAY21-F25522EF843AF19616E6A90D0520@phx.gbl>


    More years ago than I would like to admit, I did several prints on wood.
I used several different
kinds of light wood suck as maple, pine and holly. Maple is pretty close
grain so I did not size it but I used a gelatin size on the other two woods.
In my case I did a lot of sanding on the wood blocks wity finer and finer
sandpaper untill the surface was as smooth as a baby's bottom. Later I tried
using some rougher textures. I worked with cyanotype and platinotype. I
remember orienting the neg so that the grain of the wood complemented the
images. I don't recall any problems doing
this. I know very little about liquid light but my guess would be you would
have to heavily size the wood first.

Good luck,

Bob Schramm
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&gt;From: &quot;Adam. Waterson&quot; &lt;;
&gt;Subject: prints on wood
&gt;Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 16:25:58 -0500
&gt;We had an ice storm in GA like a month or so ago, and it ruined 4 of
&gt;my big fall evergreens. In cutting them down, I've realized that
&gt;the bark peels away like plastic wrap, so I now have sheets of bark
&gt;drying. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations as far as
&gt;how long to let the bark dry, anything to prepare it with? Its a
&gt;beautiful pearl white right now, and I'd love it if that color
&gt;didn't dry down to sappy brown.
&gt;Also, what to use to print on the surface, i know u can use liquid
&gt;light, but i'm more into silver nitrate prints, will the silver need
&gt;a gum layer to stick, like perhaps an albumen coating around the
&gt;surface of the wood.
&gt;Thanks for your thoughts
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