I've been following Cyanotype printmaking for awhile and when my friend, Kathy Greenia was here visiting, we played with pre-inked papers I had purchased through Amazon. Going on a nature walk and picking leaves, flowers, and twigs that we thought would be fun to use was a highlight of this activity! Waiting for the photosynthesis process to take place was magical!
Fast forward to yesterday when I took a class from a Cyanotype artist, Judy Pickett at The Hub on Canal Street here in New Smyrna Beach! I learned so much about this technique! Once you know the gist of the process, it's really a matter of playing and experimenting with lots of different organic materials and papers. We used rice paper, mala paper and watercolor papers. I purchased the Jaquard Cyanotype Powder solution as it has a longer shelf life to use when I return to NY. The instructor used a liquid solution such as Photographers' Formulary Liquid Cyanotype Printing Solution.
I'm excited to share this intriguing technique and my hope is that you give this a try yourself. If you'd like more information, search YouTube and Pinterest.
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