Gum Oil Printing

Discussion in 'Wet and Dry Hybrid prints' started by Bob Carnie, Jul 26, 2018.

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    Ok so who here is doing this , and if so could you post a couple of simple pictures.. I have been seeing some of these on Face Book alt sites I am on and boy oh boy are they impressive.

    Not far off the methods of Gum Dichromate printing,
     
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    I do it on and off. I've got one ore two on my flicker page...
     
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    Good to know someone I respect, now are you willing to let me pick your brain over a period of time Andrew??
     
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    Not much there to pick...but be my guest! :D
     
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    Ok I will put together a series of questions, I hope I don't max out the diodes in your cranium.. Others will be welcome to answer if Andrew proves incompetent. Let me think about the questions and workflow.
     
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    Well, I'm going on a road trip in a couple of days, so hurry up!
     
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    Thank you I downloaded for future reading and questions for here... messy yes but beautiful
     
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    Quick question for Bob: what's the best way you've found to safely/ environmentally responsibily dispose of the large amounts of dichromate containing effluent these processes generate?
     
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    Sludge Pail - then to the waste management people. One must remember that there is not a huge amount of dichromate used in the process .
     
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    I do what Bob does... I haven't made a trip to the waste management people yet, though. I wouldn't consider the amount I use large.
     
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    Too true about the ink getting on everything!
    As far as the look of the images goes, it works well for some images, but not for all. I'm not crazy about it. The other thing you have to be aware of is the oils in the paint will leech out over time, leaving an oily, yellow stain on the back of the print. This is mitigated somewhat by using high end (expensive) oil paint.
     
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    It seems that inks based on linseed mix has the tendancy to go yellow in time at the back of the paper but those inks using safflower oil or poppy oil (need a friend in Afghanistan :smile:) do the trick and cost more...
     
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