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Latest hot flash! Best mix so far. 33% Mylanta, 66% Liquid egg white applied in two thin coats is best but one big glommy application worked okay also. May be dried in between laters in a warm oven (not hot -- know what a lemon merangue pie looks like fresh out of the oven? Egg white does that on paper too!). The acrylic gesso was not needed and it made some blotchiness in the mid tones that didn't show up until after the inks dried. So did the 50% Mylanta. Pigment does not seem to be a good idea. The lighter (33%) Mylanta is just enough to break up the glossiness of the egg white. Also, 100% egg white looks pretty good as a pre-gloss. But it needs to go on in about three light layers to get it smooth. It actually picks up the detail better than the Mylanta mix but I think maybe the Mylanta mix brings out a tad more saturation (at the expense of some detail in the shadows). Still need to get some casein and toss it in. I have a gut felling that will really work in well. Maybe gelatin and pectin too. All in all though, this is an interesting experiment but I wouldn't want to have to size paper every time I wanted to print. I'd only do this if there weren't all those really good papers available now. Who is going to send egg white and Mylanta out to Wilhelm after all? :-) Dan Culbertson -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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