Re: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster

From: Marek Matusz ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/04/05-07:50:32 PM Z
Message-id: <BAY101-F20219D9C916570B280AEEFBB820@phx.gbl>

I used some acrylic medium to brush over cyanotypes. It was several weeks
ago. I needed a waterproof cyanotype print. They all turned lavender and
bleached considerably upon coating. That was several weeks ago. I looked at
my test print today. The original dark cyanotype color returned, actually I
can not tell the fifference on the print that was half coated with acrylic.
The acrylic coated part has a nice shhen to it and the deep blues seems to
be darker, but the color is the same.
Marek, Houston

>From: "Christina Z. Anderson" <>
>Subject: Re: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster
>Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 16:07:35 -0600
>Before you go and try mop n' glo, let me tell ya, get the brand name
>correct :)
>It is Future floor 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).
>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" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:03 AM
>Subject: RE: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster
>>I do plan to try the gallic acid and tannic acid techniques mentioned in
>>PF and other sources. I'll post the test prints.
>>Mop N Glo you say. Hmm, better check that out.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: kris []
>>Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 9:27 PM
>>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
>>D. Mark Andrews wrote:
>>>Trying this message once again. Can it be that this list can generate
>>>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
>>>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
>>>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
>>>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
>>>traditional formula at 2 parts A to 1 part B.
Received on Tue Oct 4 19:50:42 2005

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