Hi Frank,

Congratulations. Great start.

Just a word about image permanence. Cyanotype is one of the most permanent of all processes so you don't need to worry at all about it. VDB, on the other hand, really should be toned for greater permanence. I recommend gold, platinum or palladium toning before fixing, but selenium after fixing would also provide greater permanence. Just in case you are interested the toning formulas that I provide in my article on kallitype at www.unblinkingeye.com would also work for VDB, and at the same strength.