Re: Gum woes

From: Scott Wainer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/08/05-07:41:47 PM Z
Message-id: <000f01c55438$4497ada0$55affea9@scottho3aakafr>

Hi Kate,

I hadn't thought about having too much emulsion. To me the second and third
coats seemed thin but then again i'm just a beginner with gum - most of my
work is with silver gelatin, cyanotype, kallitype, van dyke, salt, and
albumen. Basically I use a 1-1/2" hake to spread enough emulsion to cover an
area a little bigger than the image without puddling, let it sit a minute,
then use a dry 4" hake to smooth out the coat. I have a couple of foam
rollers here somewhere I can dig out, so i'll have to try your suggestion
this week.

Regards, Scott

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kate M" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 7:06 PM
Subject: RE: Gum woes

> Hi Scott, I'm also wondering if too much emulsion might be a problem for
> you. I brush the emulsion on, then roll over it in several directions
> with a cheap foam roller (you have to roll any excess off the roller
> onto paper towels or similar). This makes the emulsion layer very very
> thin ( important for gum).It also eliminates fisheyes. I find that if I
> have too thick an emulsion, I have problems with graininess as some of
> the gum doesn't get exposed throught to the paper base and therefore
> falls off during development.
> Kate
Received on Sun May 8 19:41:52 2005

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