Re: Reticulation/cracking cyanotypes

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/25/04-09:39:36 PM Z
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On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Perry wrote:

> I was reading an alternative process book the other day and they had said
> that if you spray a cyanotype with tilex that it will cause reticulation
> (cracking) in the image. This didn't make much sense to me since you usually
> only reticulate images in gelatin but I tried it anyway and it didn't work
> however I was quite excited by the idea of being able to reticulate
> cyanotypes with out doing it to the negative so I was wondering if anyone
> has heard about this tilex thing or any other way of reticulating
> cyanotypes.

Perry, I'd guess that what was meant was that the strong caustic in Tilex
would bleach out the print... "Reticulation" would probably be the spatter
effect of the spray.

Received on Sun Jan 25 21:39:55 2004

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