Silk and Galina's Van Dyke

From: Tom Ferguson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/13/04-08:29:32 AM Z
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Silk is such a wonderful surface, but my attempts years ago with
platinum were terrible. It took huge amounts of chemistry and gave a
very weak print (no dmax). Any hints on working with silk. Are there
different types of silk? Weights that work well? Processing hints??
Obviously, seeing Galina's site, it can be done!

Just because I'm a natural trouble maker, I had to disregard Galina's
recommended browser for her site. My "Safari" browser had no trouble ;-)

On Thursday, May 13, 2004, at 05:24 AM, Galina Manikova wrote:

> Hello to all,
> I have worked for a while with van dyke on silk toned in selenium and
> gold, sometimes handcolored.
> I agree with Sandy that plating of silver does not seem to change the
> process or the print.
> I have used van dyke solution that has been standing for over a year
> and it worked just fine. But I think the prints are slightly different
> in color now.
> You may see some of these prints on my website under "Touching softly"
> and "Soft Lyrics" projects.
> Beware: you need Flash Player 6 or later and Internet Explorer to
> watch my site! A strong computer and a quick telephone line is
> recommended too.
> Best regards,
> Galina Manikova
> On May 11, 2004, at 6:50 PM, wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> I have a bottle of VanDyke solution that is plating out the silver to
>> the inside of the bottle and also to the eyedropper. The solution was
>> made approximately two weeks ago and set aside to "ripen". The
>> solution seems to print okay, but I'm concerned that I maybe loosing
>> some denisity due to the loss of silver from solution. I don't
>> remember the solutions plating out in the past, though it's been
>> awhile.
>> The solution was from the traditional formula. Has anyone ever
>> encountered this before and know the reason for it?
>> Warm Regards,
>> Jonathon Russell
>> --
>> "Expose for the secrets,
>> Develop for the surprises!"
Tom Ferguson
Received on Thu May 13 08:30:27 2004

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