I did a series of images a couple
of years ago and didn’t fix but obviously did wash very well. The VDB
will eat into the cyanotype, but that’s why you’re doing it, for
the effect, right? Make sure you well overexpose the cyanotype layer or it will
fade to a wishy washy blue or even disappear.
From: Weber, Scott B
Sent: 08 April 2009 00:03
I have been making cyanotypes and have
tried putting a layer of Van Dyke over and really like the result. Question; do
I need to fix the VDB layer with hypo. This seems to bleach out the cyan layer
a bit. Or is there some other cause?
Scott B. Weber
Associate Professor of Photography
Department of Fine Arts
Miami Shores, Florida
305 899 4922