Which watercolors for spotting?

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Jeremy, May 29, 2004.

  1. Jeremy

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    Can anyone suggest what color and brand watercolors to start off with for spotting palladium and cyanotype prints?
     
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    Winsor and Newton ivory black and burnt umber will match about any tone palladium can have.
     
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    Thanks, Clay, I figured I would post here as I've been filling up your inbox lately :smile:

    I went ahead and ordered a burnt umber and an ivory black with my magic brush (and a hake for the cyanotypes). I'll wait until I print some cyanotypes, see the results, and bring them with me to the art store.
     
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    Hope this isn't a silly question...but should I use Gum Arabic when spotting PT/PD? Or is it just the pigment(s)?
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