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Old 07-11-2017, 11:16 PM
dasera dasera is offline
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I've been working on a linocut with multiple plates and have decided that I'd like to add a gradient to the layers that I've already printed in order to create a shadow effect.

I'm working on tones of grey and my idea is to add a gradient layer that fades from a dark grey into transparency over the existing layers. Is this even possible? I thought perhaps the Gamblin Transparent Base might work, but looking at pictures online, it looks more yellow than transparent - does it have a tint of any kind? Would it tint the ink and/or paper yellow?

I'm happy to give it a go and see what happens, but before I go out and buy the stuff, I thought I'd ask if any wetcanvas printmakers have tried this technique before and have any advice or comments.

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:32 AM
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Re: Gamblin transparent base and gradients - relief printing

I say go for it, Dasera. I have worked with gradients, and think this will work. I have Daniel Smith Transparent medium (no longer made). It looks a little yellowish but that doesn't transfer. I imagine Gamblin's is similar. Once you get it you will find other interesting ways to use it - color overlays with transparency, etc.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:42 PM
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Re: Gamblin transparent base and gradients - relief printing

Great, thanks so much!
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