RE: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster

From: D. Mark Andrews ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/03/05-10:01:55 PM Z
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Trying this message once again. Can it be that this list can generate over
100 messages a day when flailing on a colleague, but nothing for toning
cyanotypes :-)

I'm trying to achieve a particular look with some cyanotypes I'm working on
and was wondering if anyone on the list can offer some assistance:

#1: I would like my final prints to be a very dark blue-black, similar to
platinum over cyanotope. I would rather not deal with the platinum step so
was wondering if there were any other options. I found some recipes for a
Black toner in both PF and James' Book of Alternative Photographic
Processes, but can't find any examples to judge whether it is the look I'm
after. Is it possible to achieve a deep blue-black with a black toner?

#2: I would also like to get a luster on my final image. Has anyone tried
waxing or using any other substance to bring a sheen to a cyanotype?

For reference, I'm getting great results (deep blue, good D-Max) using the
traditional formula at 2 parts A to 1 part B.

Received on Mon Oct 3 22:02:18 2005

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