Faded Cyanotypes

gerizkid

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I exposed cyanotypes in sunlight (plants, not negatives) and put them in a black photo bag. I rinsed them three days later and they are all faded or muted. Putting hydrogen peroxide in the water did nothing to boost the color. And the details and color faded more as the prints dried. Just curious what caused it. Did I leave them unrinsed for too long? Did the bag contaminate them? There were several types of paper--BFK Rives and some handmade papers. Some of the handmade papers had organic matter, some had metallic flecks. Maybe that contaminated them. Or maybe just waiting too long to rinse caused it.
 

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