I've been continuing to fuck with the cyanatope process, deliberately using water, over exposing, leaving them out for several days. Several other artists have started playing around as well, using the hashtag #wetcyan.
But, I'm completely baffled by a recent batch...they turned out orange. Orangey-yellow, to be precise. I'm not sure why this happened; they were the last three pieces at the bottom of the box I store the treated paper in.
I noticed some areas were kind of orangey before I put the paper in the developing bath (plain water), but I did not expect them to turn orange! I hadn't done anything different to those pieces of paper; they were stored in the same box as all the others. I didn't do anything different. So weird. Maybe I accidentally used a toning bath I had forgotten about? I suppose I'll have to experiment with developing in a baking soda bath and see if that may have been it.