weddding wood prints

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  1. anua

    anua TPF Noob!

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    its me again, -:)
    i have never done a wedding 'wood prints' before, so maybe they are not good, but im pretty happy ive done it at all, it wasnt easy at all, tho -:)
    anyway, i wonder what do you think. You can be honest, i have really tough skin, he he, i wont cry -:)
    here they are: (its Natalia and Kuba, my friends)

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    such a long post again...sorry -:)

    comments and critics are welcome -:)

    anj
     
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    Very nice fantasy wedding quite a idea.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good God. :shock: These are just awesome.

    I love the extra painting you've done - your detail work on #s 6 and 7 is just exquisite!

    You say these were "hard to do", is it because the extra painting was more time consuming, or did your process change? I am curious.

    Either way, it was time well spent because these are so beautiful! Have they seen them yet? They must be very happy!
     
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    Fantastic! Works of art, each one :)
     
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    Excellent work. Photography is certainly an imaginative art and you certainly have created some fine examples.
     
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    Stunning! I have no doubt the couple will adore these.
     
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    Wow! Couldn't agree more! No. 7 is eye poppingly good!

    Amazing work, really ...
     
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    hey :)
    5 & 7 are superior, everything is right on spot (composition, color etc. - ale zes w 7 blokowisko "wyretuszowala" :D wspaniale kwiaty). Your friends are pretty lucky, my cousin got merried that year and the pictures the hired photographer took were terrible -cliche shots.

    btw. jak to w koncu jest, zelatyne normalna nakladasz na deske pedzlem? ostatnio wlasnie kupilem paczke zelatyny w proszku i nalozylem na plotno bawelniane ze sklepu. utworzyla sie ladna powloka, na to mam zamiar teraz nalozyc emulsje i naswietlic. dobrze tak? bo nie jest se pewny z ta zelatyna jak to ma byc bo przecie emulsja nie wciagnie w plotno i pozatym jakis podklad musi byc. dzieki "in advance".

    PS: don't ban me please, I didn't write bad stuff, just about printing - it's easier for me to write in polish
     
  9. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol: I'm not going to ban you, I just wish I understood it so I could be part of the conversation. ;)
     
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    These are excellent anua, very well done :thumbup:
     
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    #7 - :hail:
     
  12. anua

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    Thanks alot for the kind words, guys! :heart:

    ha ha, Terri, no, the process is still the same, ive just said it was 'hard to do' cause i rarely shoot wedding shots, and im really bad at it -;) so it wasnt easy to pick few good shots... plus ive decided to make them more colorfull and 'lighter' than i usually do, so ive had to 'fight with myself' a bit, to make them look like that, cause all my prints are usually more 'gloomy' (thats what ive been told, at least, he he)

    peter was asking about the use of gelatine in the process, he he
    - i would ban him for that! ha ha ha -;)

    oi, peter, peter, pomieszales troche!

    first of all theres a difference if you use gelatine for boards or for canvas.
    And the reason why you use it is also different.

    Boards: You use gelatine to protect wood from absorbing the emulsion or developer/fixer. Thas why you need to cover the board with it before you put the emulsion on. In this case the gelatine solution should be about 5%, which means that you should take 50g of gelatine per one liter of water (these are 2 small bags or one big).
    You cover a board with a warm gelatine using a big brush, the gelatine must get 'inside' of the wood (here we say that the wood must 'drink' it-;) )

    Canvas: the reason why you use gelatine on canvas is to cover (or 'close' ) the small holes that are between the canvas.
    I dont know about the cotton, cause i have never used it, but i think it doesnt need gelatine at all, cause its very thight, and a bit elastic, so i wouldnt use it here at all.
    With a regular canvas ( which are usually made of linen) there is such a need, cause it has holes between the canvas and a paint (or in this case - emulsion) would soak through (permeate through?) to the other side.
    So theres a need of 'closing' those holes, and you do it using gelatine.
    The other reason why gelatine is needed here is that the linen is not elastic, and the canvas for painting must be stretched (taut?) as a drum, so gelatine also works as a 'stretching glue' here.
    The solution must be about 7% in this case (not stronger, cause it will 'twist' the boards- the gelatine glue can be very strong sometimes)
    which means 70g/per one liter of hot water. Than you need to wait till its cold and jell (?) . Than put a jelly on your canvas, warm it a bit with a hand, rub it into a canvas and than take the overdose away of it. The solution will cover the small holes with a light delicate surface. It will also stretch the canvas.
    You can use this recipe for preparing canvas for painting too! -:)
    Uff, it looks a bit taugh, but the fact is it isnt!

    good luck, peter!

    cheers , anj
     

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