RE: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster

From: D. Mark Andrews ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/04/05-08:24:06 AM Z
Message-id: <NFEBKFNNLLKIMINCGJJFEEDGCMAA.mark@dragonbones.com>

Forget toning, forget luster. Thanks for letting me down easy Henk! Alas you
confirm my fears, but I'm going to give it go anyway and see what I can come
up with.

I agree with you about the cyanotype/gum combination. Why not just start
with gum.

BTW, I've left a sealed envelop to my children with strict instructions to
open immediately upon me uttering, "I'm doing gum." I'm explained to them
that gum printing is a cult and I lay out a plan for my abduction, and
immediate re-programming at a camp in Montana before I can be fully
indoctrinated. Hmm, gum....

-----Original Message-----
From: henk thijs [mailto:henk.thijs@hetnet.nl]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 6:29 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
Subject: Re: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster

Op 4 okt 2005 om 15:18 heeft Dave Rose het volgende geschreven:

> Try printing a cyanotype/gum combination. Multiple printings with gum
> will
> create a luster or sheen, particularly in the shadow areas.

In that case the question is :
Why a cyanotype at all ?
I also tried to tone cyanotypes to try to get some dark-blues, and
after several tries I just switched to gum with prussianblue (or
whatever blue) with ebony black (or whatever black). Lots of
combinations, lots of different dark-blues.
The luster.........(desirable the appearance in water)..........; apart
from oil- and bromoil prints I never got a real nice 'luster', and when
you follow the different threads during 10 years of alt-list , there is
no real method.
Bon courage,
Henk
Received on Tue Oct 4 08:24:28 2005

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