[Alt-photo] waxing palladium prints

Anne Eder chansonette at gmail.com
Sun May 14 03:38:35 UTC 2017

Hi Karen,

    I wax my Pt/Pd work with Dorlands and apply it with my bare fingers. I apply a light coating using a circular motion then use a blow dryer to heat set--- you can see the wax sink into the surface of the paper. To date I have had no problems using this technique (which is described in Christopher James' book). 

Anne Eder

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> On May 13, 2017, at 1:50 PM, Serdar Bilici via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> I never had much success with lavender oil. I have tried various lavender
> oils but it is solvent quality is too weak.
> It might work as a plasticizer but not as solvent.
> So I switched to white spirits, it happens to be the same solvent in
> renaissance wax.
> 1+2 or 1+3 mixture of wax and white spirits make a very easy to apply
> creamy wax. I apply it leave it to dry for 5-10 mins then buff it.
> Regards
> Serdar Bilici
> On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 8:33 PM, Karen Hymer via Alt-photo-process-list <
> alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>> I have a student who is trying to wax his prints - they are cyanotypes
>> over palladium prints on Cot 320.  He had great success at first (beeswax
>> with lavender oil, soft cotton t-shirt to rub on) but the second time the
>> t-shirt left some lint (easy to solve - choose a better piece of cloth) but
>> also the fibers of the paper pulled off.  Perhaps it is a matter of
>> practice - My question is does anyone have a better way of waxing?
>> Renaissance  wax? Dorlands wax?
>>       Karen Hymer
>>    karenhymer.com
>> karenhymer at gmail.com
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