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Small tintypes revisited

Back in June I played around with making some really small tintypes….Link to past blog post

So today to get a break from test printing Van Dyke Browns I had another go. I guess its all down to technique and finding what best works for you. These are around 25mm square, I did manage to drop one or two, as working at this size gets very fiddly.

The collodion pour is less of a pour and more of a flooding. I did try the pipette again but it just made it another link in the chain of difficulty.
Dev is probably the trickiest, it just doesn’t want to stay on the plate. Fix is just the same as standard fixing.
The trickiest part in getting everything square and in frame on the ground glass.

I’m thinking of a coat of varnish and then into a brass pendant mount sealed with either ice resin or further varnish finished with a black satin choker…




  1. Posted October 4, 2011 at 6:22 PM | #

    This is just great.
    It proves that size doesn’t matter……


  2. Anita Farkas
    Posted November 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM | #

    love these Tony!!! John told me that you will make some pendants and good to see them ready. Beautiful!! Can I buy that with the moth???

  3. Posted November 14, 2011 at 7:57 PM | #

    Hi Anita,
    Next time your in the studio have a look at them, I also shot some longer ones, so twice the height of these square ones. Kicking myself that I didnt take a digi-snap of them before they sold.
    Hope you are well,

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