RE: Platinum and palladium with cyanotype

From: joachim oppenheimer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/22/05-03:04:28 PM Z
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The oxidation of the Van Dyke silver process by the cyanotype makes this
virtually impossible, as stated. However, I have "played around" with some
of the interesting effects and - before the self-destruct set in -
rephotographed the images conventionally. I didn't set the world on fire,
but the net results were of some interest. Joachim

-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Wang []
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 4:14 PM
Subject: RE: Platinum and palladium with cyanotype


Complete the printing of pt/pd: coating, expose, develop, dry, etc. before
coating the cyanotype.

Combining cyanotype and Vandyke has been discussed before. Some say it works
fine, but to me the amount of bleaching is not acceptable.

I remember a former student of mine combined the coating of cyanotype and
Argentotype (?) and got very interesting colors but they faded in no time.
She was studying at U of Georgia, under Wiley Sanderson, aka Dr. Pinhole.
That was, gosh, 35 years ago.


>Could you possibly elaborate a little more on the workflow for combining
>these two processes? What are the steps involved? Do you expose once after
>you coat the cyanotype on top of the (dry) pt/pd coating?
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