Re: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/04/05-04:07:35 PM Z
Message-id: <000101c5c94d$ab8063b0$4f6992d8@e5m4i>

Before you go and try mop n' glo, let me tell ya, get the brand name correct
:)

It is Future floor polish...it does improve the dmax but it will also, since
it is a high pH, turn your wonderfully blue cyanotype lovely lavender, for a
period of time anyway...but it does smell mighty nice.

So I might suggest instead anything that is the same type substance--what is
it, an aqueous dispersible polymer or something? And I think that there is
an equiv product in the Golden line if I remember, so google Golden on the
alt list (plus shine or some such other word) within the last several years
and you'll come up with some handy info. Sandy, too, I think, found that
dmax improved with something, perhaps Dorland's Wax Medium, as opposed to a
layer of dichromated albumen (good) or dichromated gum (good, too).
Chris
PS I have TONS of recipes for varnishes for prints and negs from the 1800's
and 1900's, no soehnee, the magic stuff, but lots of others, and I am trying
my darnednest (sp?) to get them all together on one handy handout. If not
now, then by next semester for sure, at which time I will post.

----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Mark Andrews" <mark@dragonbones.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:03 AM
Subject: RE: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster

> Kris,
>
> I do plan to try the gallic acid and tannic acid techniques mentioned in
> in
> PF and other sources. I'll post the test prints.
>
> Mop N Glo you say. Hmm, better check that out.
>
> Mark
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kris [mailto:kris@eq-photo.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 9:27 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> Subject: Re: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster
>
>
> wasn't there something about Mop n Glo and improving cyanotype dmax a
> while ago?
>
> & i think i've read that gallic acid may tone a cyano into blacks--if
> you go for it, i'd love to see the results
>
> kris
>
>
> D. Mark Andrews wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Received on Tue Oct 4 19:40:27 2005

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