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Printmaking #4 Cyanotype

Hey everyone!

Today I will be talking about a rather interesting type of printmaking called Cyanotype.

First a little about it, Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that gives a cyan blue print. The process was popular in engineering circles well into the 20th century. The simple and low-cost process enabled them to produce large-scale copies of their work, referred to as blue prints. Two chemicals are used in the process: Ammonium iron(III) citrate Potassium ferricyanide.

So for my process I mixed the chemicals then I brushed them on either a fabric or a piece of paper. I found random object and placed them on the paper or fabric and left them out in the sun until I thought it was ready to take them off. I washed off the areas where the sun didn’t shine on my pieces and then let them dry.

So thats how you do it. Pretty simple.

Thank you for reading.

Love and Rockets,

Lauren

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