The cyanotype process was invented by John Herschal in the 18th century with notable artists such as Anna Atkins using the process to create beautiful ephemeral organic prints using natural flora, and other organic items.
The process couldnt be any simpler. Sensitised paper is exposed together with contact negatives in the sunlight, developed under tap water, and dried in fresh air!
Such an elegant process, whether one chooses to use negative contact sheets, or found objects laid directly onto the paper surface. Great fun for big kids and little kids alike. Create beautiful original one-off blue prints (sun prints) while learning about photography and the science of the sun.
Everything you need to create in excess of 8 cyanotype prints on art paper approximately 150mm x 180mm (ish). Kit includes Cyanotype Sensitiser, Citric Acid, 8 x Hand Cut Art Paper, Coating Brush, Protective Gloves, and Full Instructions.
You will likely have some cyanotype chemical left over, which is ideal if you want to continue experimenting. You can coat cloth, wood, and many other organic materials and expose to the sun as with regular art paper.
Other kits are available, as well as workshops and masterclasses. Please ask.
Educational discounts available on group purchases for schools and community groups.
**Please let me know if you would prefer the sensitiser as two packets of powder (A+B) to mix with water (longer shelf life and more flexibility for you), or if you would prefer one bottle of premixed liquid sensitiser ready to use (shorter shelf life and less flexibility, but much easier for you).
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.