Custom Art Prints by April Cote

The owner of avrilnb is on vacation.


I will be away for a while to enjoy the holidays with my family. The shop will reopen on the January 1st, so feel free to check back then.

Kind regards,
April Cote

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Hi and welcome to Custom Art Prints by April Cote.

The art prints I make and specialize in are cyanotypes or sun prints. What is a sun print? - A sun print, otherwise known as a cyanotype, is an antique method of developing photos, first used in 1842, using two simple chemical solutions and sunlight as the developing agent. To begin the process, the two-chemical mixture is blended and carefully applied to a piece of paper or other absorbent material. Once coated the paper is dried in a perfectly dark room in preparation for printing. After the paper is fully dried, a negative is placed on the material and the image is printed using a UV light source such as the sun. After the required exposure period has elapsed the image is processed by rinsing it in water. Areas exposed to the greatest amount of sunlight develop to an intense blue while areas shaded from light appear white. The end result is a distinctive print created using the same tools and methods used in the 1800's.

Each print is hand crafted and developed on high quality 140lb watercolor paper and shipped untrimmed and unframed to allow you to display your custom print any way you'd like.

For an aged finish any developed photo can be treated to provide an authentic antique appearance. If you'd like your print aged just let me know.

Prints available with cleanly cut or frayed edges.

***Please Note: All prints in my shop are made to order. I try to get all items shipped out within a week of the order date, but depending on how busy I am and how intricate the piece is, so please understand that it may take longer. Regardless, all items are shipped as soon as possible so please be patient! :)

All photos in my gallery below are available for sale, and custom photos can be created on request. For a custom photo simply e-mail me an image of your choice and I’ll transform it into an authentic sun print. My most common requests include prints of family photos or artwork, but almost anything can be turned into a custom sun print. If you’d like to discuss your idea for a custom sun print please feel free to contact me. Custom prints are available for a flat fee of $20.00 each (plus S&H) with a maximum size of 8"x10".

Now available: Antique photograph's and vintage postcards.

*One of my Treasury East pages I created and item made the front page of Etsy!!*

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.