Field-Notes. Chemicals

After a healthy hiatus I mixed chemicals today in anticipation of a few days of actual printing. (instead of working in front of the computer.)  Here is a partial list of things you would need when printing Gumoils.  Gum Arabic (in powder form and diluted form.)  Ammonium OR Potassium Dichromate, Water color paper, distilled water, oil paints and U/V light.

 

 Some chemicals used in alternative photographic processes.

Some chemicals used in alternative photographic processes.

 Here, I've mixed up a 19% solution of Ammonium Dichromate. ( the nasty orange stuff) this is then added to 3 parts liquid Gum Arabic.

Here, I've mixed up a 19% solution of Ammonium Dichromate. ( the nasty orange stuff) this is then added to 3 parts liquid Gum Arabic.

 Then the watercolor paper is coated with the light sensitive emulsion.

Then the watercolor paper is coated with the light sensitive emulsion.

 11x14 paper coated and drying. Next comes step wedges and test prints.

11x14 paper coated and drying. Next comes step wedges and test prints.