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Hi, I'm so very new to this board and I hope someone can assist. I'm a glass artist who fuses glass by using a kiln. Creating glass art is my passion with photography as my 2nd creative passion. Now, I'm wanting to combine the both by wanting to develop my photos onto my glass art. I have my crude darkroom equipment, however, I haven't found the right technique to develop the pictures onto the glass. My most recent experiments have resulted in the emulsion being too thick to spread smoothly on the glass and peeling. What would you suggest? Thanks, Licha
-- Licha (pronounced Lee Cha) (email@example.com), March 12, 2002
Licha, I would take a look at Luminos's Photo Emulsion. They have a system of chemicals including a base varnish. Go to:http:// www.luminos.com/mainframe.htm or mix it up:LIQUID EMULSION - SUBBING FOR GLASS This is an excellent subbing for for glass. .Remember to wash new glass before doing anything else.
Hot distilled water 750ml Gelatin ** 5g 2 % Chrome alum solution **** 20 mls Add water to make 1 Liter
To make the 2% Chrome Alum solution Dilute 5g of Chrome alum in 250 mls of distilled water.
You should make up the Chrome alum solution, fresh before using. It is not very stable as does not keep more than a day.
Use hard bloom gelatin (250 bloom) and Chrome Alum available from Photographer's Formulary.
Special thanks to Martin Reed & Sarah Jones authors of "Silver Gelatin," published by Amphoto, N.Y.
This was taken from the Tech Tips from the address above. Cheers
-- Scott Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 12, 2002.