another from a recent slew of waxed negative cyanotypes
one of the last coated papers from the winter/spring when i coated and coated to use up my sensitizer. the paper is yellowish
from being bleached a little bit, maybe 10 seconds with sodium carbonate, but the reverse side of the paper has a clear image as
if the cyanotype embedded itself inside the paper. i almost scanned THAT side instead of the actual side i exposed on.
the absolute last cyanotypes from last winter/spring,
and a few comments …
pre coated paper lasts a long while but gets slower every day it sits in a light safe. even darkish weirdly colored paper
still has some juice left in it and it just takes a little extra time in the sun. waxed prints bleed through the paper but the image
isn’t as clear or nice on the other side. #10 envelopes make great cyanotype paper. they are fun to coat and expose on
and a great aspect ratio. when they are washed all the glue that holds them together lets go and it leaves you with wings
they can be ignored or included in the final piece. this time i ignored them but next time i won’t. cyanotypes are so much fun
i almost want to stop using a camera and film and photo paper ! … almost.
as i type this entry i have some more ideas to do with photo paper and hand coated emulsion. ideas that will give me black paper
because the black paper i coated bled black dye all in my chemistry, because i dont’ want to deal with black glass, and while i
have exposed and processed and re-coated with liquid emulsion regular photopaper in the past i might have stumbled upon
something easy and fun to do that doesnt’ require double dipping in photochemistry.