super vivid gum print, Orchids.

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  1. windrivermaiden

    windrivermaiden TPF Noob!

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    I've been working on this one for a while. It is on 300 lb paper so it takes a beating. I've printed heavy and dark, 4 color process, mostly yellow and black with just a hint of cyan and magenta.

    The patron saint of alternative photo must be smiling on me, We've gone to 4 day work weeks, which gives me friday to print! Yay! :hail:
     
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    This is gorgeous, and I just love the texture of this paper, too. It seems to add another dimension to this print. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

    A four day work week....? Good for you, girly, and I'm green with envy. :lol: Glad to see you're putting the time to such good use here!
     
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    windrivermaiden TPF Noob!

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    The paper is #300 Blockingford from England, If I could afford to I'd print everything I do on it, I would.

    I did some work for an older watercolor artist a few years back, digitized his collection for a life's retrospective. And when I admired his stash of full packets of the paper, he offered some as partial payment. Wow! I hoard it but use it too. He has since passed on, I am grateful to have had such a neat experience and to have some one know that there is sometimes a currency more important than money. The only regret I have is that I didn't split between the hot press and the rough press (which is what this is). I felt honored to even be getting any so I didn't get choosey.:lovey:

    It is a very thristy paper and takes 4 heavy coats of gelatin size to make it work. And it takes forever to wash. bit wow. it looks good.
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I missed this thread earlier. I don't know exactly what is involved with gum printing but the results are stunning. I guess it is even better to see it for real as the structure of the paper must add to the print. Brilliant!!
     
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    This is fabulous.

    And yes, great papers are seriously expensive.
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's a beautiful print!

    I have dabbled enough in gum printing to know how much work and artistry is
    involved. One of these days I will try it again. :)
     
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    Wow, they gotta make that paper aviailable.
     

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