Please use these recipes as guidelines for your own experiments.

Results will vary depending on age of plant, time they were harvested and stored, temperature, times, and agitation.  Remember to be safe and have fun exploring!!

Blueberries

 

Boil 1 cup of blueberries in 1.5 L. of water

Let steep

Cool to room temperature

 

Blueberry-ol Developer

1 L. blueberry tea

90g washing soda

16g vitamin C

 

 

Combine ingredients in above order

until dissolved

Temperature of mixture will increase

(exothermic reaction)

Heat to at 25°C

 

METHOD

Done in total darkness

 

Water rinse 1 min.

Blueberry-ol Develop 30 min. at 25°C

Agitate gently every 30 sec

Water rinse 3 min. (double rinse if needed)

Fix  - chemical 6 min OR Eco fix 3 days

Water rinse 10 min.

Hang dry

 

 

RECIPES

Tints

Kale Developer and Reversal

 

3 cups cup of kale in 1.5 L. of water

Let steep

Cool to room temperature

 

Kale Developer

1 L. kale tea

40g washing soda

20g vitamin C

(reuse this mixture for 2nd developer)

 

Combine ingredients in above order

until dissolved

Temperature of mixture will increase

Heat to at 24°C

 

Modified Eco-Developer

210 ml    35% hydrogen peroxide

720 ml    water

70 ml      vinegar (5% acetic acid)

 

METHOD

Done in total darkness or lomo tank

 

Water wash               3 min. at 21 °C

1st Kale Develop     15 min. at 24°C

Agitate gently once every minute

Water wash               3 min at 27°C

Eco Reversal Bleach 10 min at 39°C

Water wash                3 min at 32°C

Expose to light           300 watt light at 1 metre for 2 min. 30 sec.

** next steps can be in normal light **

2nd Kale Developer    9 min. at 26 °C

Water wash                 3 min. at °21 °C

Fix                               6 min. at room temp

Water rinse                10 min.

Hang dry

 

Ugli Fruit

 

Boil 2 ugli fruit (cut up) in 4L. of water

Let steep

Cool to room temperature

 

Ugli 'ol Fruit Developer

1 L. Ugli Fruit tea

90g washing soda

16g vitamin C

 

Combine ingredients in above order

until dissolved

Temperature of mixture may increase

Heat to at 28°C

 

METHOD

Done in total darkness

 

Water rinse              1 min.

Ugli-ol fruit developer  22 min. at 27°C

 Agitate gently once every minute

Water rinse              3 min.

Fix  - chemical         6 min.

Water rinse              10 min.

Hang dry

 

Eggplant Developer

 

Boil the peel 1 eggplants in 4 L. of water

Let steep

Cool to room temperature

 

Eggplant Developer

1 L. eggplant tea

50g washing soda

20g vitamin C

 

Combine ingredients in above order

until dissolved

Temperature of mixture may increase

Heat to at 24°C

 

METHOD

Water rinse              1 min.

Eggplant developer 15 min. at 24°C

Agitate once every minute

Water rinse              3 min.

Fix  - chemical         6 min.

Water rinse             10 min.

Hang dry

 

Avocado Developer

 

Boil the skins of 4 avocados in 2 L. of water

Let steep

Cool to room temperature

 

Avocado Developer

1 L. avocado tea

80g washing soda

20g vitamin C

 

Combine ingredients in above order

until dissolved

Temperature of mixture may increase

Heat to at 24°C

 

METHOD

Water rinse              1 min.

Avocado developer 18 min. at 24°C

Agitate once every minute

Water rinse              3 min.

Fix  - chemical         6 min.

Water rinse             10 min.

Hang dry

 

Red Onion Developer

 

1 onion chopped into quarters

Boil in  2 L. of water

Let steep

Cool to room temperature

 

Red Onion-ol Developer

1 L. red onion tea

90g washing soda

20g vitamin C

 

Combine ingredients in above order

until dissolved

Temperature of mixture may increase

Heat to at 24°C

 

METHOD

Water rinse              1 min.

Red onion-ol developer 20 min. at 24°C

Agitate once every minute

Water rinse              3 min.

Fix  - chemical         6 min.

Water rinse             10 min.

Hang dry

Asparagus Developer

 

Boil a handful of asparagus in 2 L. of water

Let steep

Cool to room temperature

 

Asparagol Developer

1 L. asparagus tea

80g washing soda

20g vitamin C

 

Combine ingredients in above order

until dissolved

Temperature of mixture may increase

Heat to at 24°C

 

METHOD

Water rinse              1 min.

Asparagus developer 20 min. at 24°C

Agitate once every minute

Water rinse              3 min.

Fix  - chemical         6 min.

Water rinse             10 min.

Hang dry

 

Dragon Fruit Developer

 

Peel and coarsely cut the skin of 1 Dragon Fruit

Boil in  2 L. of water

Let steep

Cool to room temperature

 

Dragon Fruit Developer

1 L. Dragon Fruit tea

80g washing soda

20g vitamin C

 

Combine ingredients in above order

until dissolved

Heat to at 40°C

 

METHOD

Water rinse              1 min.

Dragon Fruit developer 40 min. at 40°C

Agitate once every minute

Water rinse              3 min.

Fix  - chemical         6 min.

Water rinse             10 min.

Hang dry

Going forward the recipes are condensed.

Use the METHOD above substituting in the developing time and temperature

for each fruit or vegetable.

Yam-ol Developer #1

 

Juice 6 yams in an electric juicer

 

Yam-ol Developer

1 L. Yam Juice

100g washing soda

20 g vitamin C

 

Develop for 20 min. @ 28°C

 

Yam-ol Developer #2

 

Take the pulp from the juicer or boil down 6 yams

Strain and cool

 

Yam-ol Developer

1 L. Yam Tea

100g washing soda

20 g vitamin C

 

Develop for 20 min. @ 28°C

 

Cranberry-ol Developer

 

Boil 340g of cranberries in 4 litres of water

Strain and cool liquid

 

Cranberry-ol Developer

1 L. Cranberry tea

100g washing soda

20g vitamin C

 

Develop for 20 min. @ 40°C

Walnutol Developer

 

Boil 4 cracked walnuts in 1.5 litres of water till water is very dark

Strain and cool liquid

 

Walnutol Developer

1 L. Walnut tea

80g washing soda

20g vitamin C

 

Develop for 27 min. @ 35°C

Red Grapeol Developer

 

Boil 150 grapes in 1 cup of water for a 500ml recipe

Strain and cool liquid

 

Red Grapeol  Developer

500 ml red grape tea

40g washing soda

10g vitamin C

 

Develop for 20 min. @ 30°C

Green "Beam" Developer

 

Boil 325g green string beans in 1.5 litres of water

Strain and cool liquid

 

Green "Beam"Developer

500ml of Green Bean tea

40g washing soda

10g vitamin C

 

Develop for 20 min. @ 26°C