From: Joe Portale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 06/25/01-10:40:08 AM Z
Ken is correct. If you were to make a salt print on a non-porus substrate,
it will simply wash off. Also, porous things like wood, or chip board have
chemicals in them that may mess up the image. You need a process that has
some sort of binder that will hold the image in place. I have never tried
it, but I do not think that albumen would work well on metals, or hard
plastics. WHo knows, give it a try and see what happens.
----- Original Message -----
From: ken watson
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 9:00 AM
Subject: RE: salt prints
Maybe I am miss understanding, but I thought salt prints require paper or
other absorptive medium...to hold the salt and then the silver chloride.
The problem may be if you get a material( cloth for example) that is to
absorptive the solution completely soaks through, you lose contrast. If you
use a material that does not absorb moisture, you do not have an image( it
washes off ). Perhaps albumen might offer more flexibility? I believe it
will stick to many things, plastic perhaps, as well as paper. Cyanotype is
certainly easier than both.
From: Benedict Johnson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 2:32 AM
Subject: salt prints
I'm just looking for any handy hints about salt printing onto surfaces other
I'm looking to do this with a young group i'm teaching.
It seemed that this could be an effective and simple process where we will
be trying to work outside with natural materials as much as possible.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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