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Member Since 20 May 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 01 2010 05:23 PM

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In Topic: Photo Transfer

01 June 2010 - 05:18 PM

Hi Sofia - most chemist or chemistry outlets should have some, even high-school biology labs. In desperate times I guess one could use clear gum from acacia trees too.

In Topic: Photo Transfer

01 June 2010 - 05:16 PM

Hi Agnieszka, Will send it off this week still. You should be able to get some also from Potters Supply Mail Order, their website is http://www.potters.co.za/

Dont worry about costs, will be my pleasure.

Have fun

In Topic: Firing Pictures

20 May 2010 - 05:00 PM

What an exciting post - for may years have been experimenting with prints on various papers using various methods and recipes (ad nauseum ... eventually stopped. BUT printing onto clay opens up a whole new world!!!

In Topic: Photo Transfer

20 May 2010 - 04:47 PM

Hi Admin and other users,

Yes I have seen Kristina bogdanov's presentation. that was so great. I have come across her website and few days later had a pleasure to watch her on ceramics daily.what a luck. now i'm struggling to get gum arabic, which is so funny. we used to use it at school as glue, because it is nontoxic (and we even ate it, don't ask me why, kids are weird), so it was easy to get. but that was in poland. now i'm in south africa and manage to find a supplier but would have to buy minimum a tone of this stuff!..
will just keep serching.
does anyone know what do you mix arabic gum powder to achive liquid consystency?

Hi there - I live in Windhoek, Namibia and am offering you a cup full of the stuff. You will have to mix it up with luke warm water. First soak the amount needed and then stirr it in - all done with warm water. I add some thymol ( a drop of Dettol would do too) to keep it from rotting as I like to mix large qtys and store it. Send me your address and I can send you some - no problem. Also have an address of a supplier in SA who can sell you smaller amounts.

The gum in solution is measured in "degree baume" if I am not wrong. I use it in scree and other printing.