RE: blue vandykes

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/04/05-09:41:12 PM Z
Message-id: <Pine.NEB.4.63.0510042339120.142@panix1.panix.com>

Actually vandyke prints tone blue VERY nicely with the blue toner made
from Cyano A & B plus acetic acid... though why to do that I don't know.
Making a blueprint to begin with is so much easier, also cheaper, also
more archival....

J.

On Mon, 3 Oct 2005, Loris Medici wrote:

> Hi Scott & Galina,
>
> I always thought that Blue Vandykes are actually Vandyke over Cyanotype
> (that's how I do). I do it as described in Christopher James book: I
> overexpose (by 1/2 to 1 stop), the Cyanotype after it gets dry (and
> cures) I coat 1:1 diluted (with distilled water) fresh Vandyke solution
> over it. Vandyke exposure should be done by slightly unregistering the
> negative (for more interesting effects). I guess this way you can omit
> the gelatin sizing over Cyanotype + won't have to struggle to get the
> bleaching effect just right.
>
> Can you please comment?
>
> Regards,
> Loris.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Galina Manikova [mailto:galina@online.no]
> Sent: 01 Ekim 2005 Cumartesi 19:42
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> Subject: Re: blue vandykes
>
>
> Scott,
>
> I have worked a lot with cyanotype on top of van dyke, experimenting
> with different types of sizing in between the two.
>
> If you use gelatin and harden it, cyanotype would not bleach vandyke.
>
> However, I liked some bleaching and often overexposed van dyke, so
> sized with just a very thin layer of gelatin and allowed the image to
> get bleached a bit by cyanotype.
>
> Difficult to have control over this bleaching, so one has to be
> willing to chose one good out of three unfortunate prints.
>
> Regards to all,
>
> Galina.
>
>
> Please, have a look at my website:
> www.galina.no
> now with a webshop!!!
>
>
> On Aug 12, 2005, at 9:01 PM, Weber, Scott wrote:
>
>>
>> Does anyone have advice for combining cyanotypes and van dyke
>> printing? I
>> have seen a few examples and like the combination of colors. I
>> tried a few
>> the other day and found that the cyan on top of the vdb bleaches
>> out the
>> brown image. Any help is appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Scott B. Weber
>> Associate Professor of Photography
>> Department of Fine Arts
>> Barry University
>> 11300 NE 2nd Avenue
>> Miami Shores, Florida 33161
>> (305) 899 4922
>
>
Received on Tue Oct 4 21:41:54 2005

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