Some friends and I are getting together soon to teach ourselves Kum
Boo. None of us has done it before, and we will be armed with Komelia
Okim’s article, as well as numerous Orchid posts in this thread and
the previous one a few months back. I have a couple of questions:
Because not everyone in the group has access to a rolling mill and
our time together is limited, we’ve decided to try the method with the
gold foil that enamelists use. I realize this is very thin compared to
the weight foil most of you are using. However, Okim says in her
article that it’s possible to do the process with the foil, although
several applications are necessary. Also, it seems there would be
various subtle color variations as the gold is layered and diffuses
into the silver, and this could be interesting.
Have any of you tried the foil method, hopefully with some success?
How might the procedure need to be modified when using the foil? Are
there any specific suggestions you can make, pitfalls to avoid?
Also, pertaining to the article, she uses gum tragacanth (as an
adhesive, I assume). None of you has mentioned that you use this in
your process. Is it necessary?
Thanks very much for your help! I’ve really learned a lot from
reading this thread.