More adventures in gum printing land
by, 12-06-2010 at 07:29 AM (768 Views)
Well, I've been keeping at my gum printing, and I'm starting to rise to the level of not incompetent. I think the biggest takeaway from my experience so far would be best summarized by a line from John Malkovich's character in "Art School Confidential": "Don't have unrealistic expectations". Every gum print is a new experience. Results are unpredictable. Learn to like happy accidents. Despite your best intentions, when masking the border, the coating will bleed under the masking tape when you least want it to, and if possible, where you least want it to. Sometimes, with gum, less is more - although the tendency is to keep adding more layers, I've hit the nail on the head with just two a couple of times now.