Re: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster

From: Jack Fulton ^lt;jefulton1@comcast.net>
Date: 10/17/05-07:01:23 PM Z
Message-id: <D08530C6-140F-496F-A6EA-3C6FEAC6D895@comcast.net>

Am returned from the notorious road trip:
     1. Calaveras Big Trees
     2. Ebbetts Pass
     3. Fort Churchill
     4. Fallon, NV
     5. The pyramid @ Pyramid Lake
     6. Fly Geyser on the Black Rock Playa
     7. Donner Summit

Whew, I cooked pretty good food also.
Jack

On Oct 4, 2005, at 7:24 AM, D. Mark Andrews wrote:

> Open studios for the Mission District in San Francisco is October
> 22-23. I'm at 744 Alabama between 19th and 20th streets. Suite 397.
>
> There was much chatter this summer at SFAI about your notorious
> road trips with grad students. What fun.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Fulton [mailto:jefulton1@comcast.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 7:12 AM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> Subject: Re: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster
>
> Where is your studio Mark?
> I leave for Nevada with my class this friday and return the 15th.
> Will try to come by.
> Jack
>
> On Oct 4, 2005, at 7:03 AM, D. Mark Andrews wrote:
>
>> Recipes, wax suggestions, and a pithy ditty to boot. It was worth
>> the wait!
>>
>> Thanks Jack. Hope you are out and about for open studios this month.
>>
>> Mark
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jack Fulton [mailto:jefulton1@comcast.net]
>> Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 9:46 PM
>> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
>> Subject: Re: Blue-Black Cyanotype & Luster
>>
>> Flail, flail, flail, flagellate, whip.
>> Just take your cyano print and dip, dip, dip.
>> Then if it aint right, wail, wail, wail.
>> And sip a little nip, nip, nip.
>>
>> I've had, Mark, a decent black tone from the below formula numero
>> uno.
>> But, that was on cloth.
>> That was also a long time ago.
>> It is still quite black but rather flat in tone.
>>
>> I'm not Mr. Prussian Blue and cannot say these formulae are true.
>> My assumption one's results will vary due to the water quality so
>> I'd work
>> with distilled H2O for constancy to be the arbiter.
>>
>> Then, that nuanced tonal quality you desire.
>> Methinks that dark blue to a black might be best achieved with a
>> very good paper.
>> What about a Crane's surface that has some tooth but nearly hot
>> pressed?
>> Hey, is Joe Portale still on this list?
>>
>> Luster?
>> Here's a few ideas.
>>
>> Coat it.
>> You are in the SF Bay Area.
>> EximVaios sells a water based UV protection CR24 matte.
>> $65/gallon unfortunately.
>>
>> Laminate.
>> Charlie Berger has a brand new laminate for digital imaging.
>> It looks like the Emperor's new clothes: invisible.
>> But it'll add a luster.
>> It's called Ultrastable Photo/Art Protection Film.
>>
>>
>> Wax.
>> There's a lovely English wax called Renaissance.
>> It's used to protect ivory, leather etc. and imparts a low sheen.
>> Used by Martha Stewart.
>> 1 oz $7 7 pz $26
>>
>> Brown-Black Toner for Cyanotype (1)
>>
>> Solution A
>>
>> 1 teaspoon tannic acid in one liter of water.
>>
>> Solution B
>>
>> 2 teaspoons of sodium carbonate in one liter of water.
>> Immerse print dry or presoaked, but not just right out of wash
>> water from being made, into solution A for about two minutes.
>> Wash in clear water for about a minute.
>> Immerse in solution B for less than a minute and rinse again.
>> Put the print in solution A again and watch carefuly. Remove it
>> BEFORE it gets to the color you want.
>> Wash.
>> Brown-Black Toner for Cyanotype (2)
>>
>> Place dry print in Ammonia solution ( 12.6 ml per liter)
>> When bleached, place in Tannic Acid bath (23 gm per liter of water)
>> Wash
>
Received on Mon Oct 17 19:02:23 2005

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