Cyanotypes

I’m not getting outdoors as much as I wish.  I’m working on a series of art quilts using some of my sun prints and some of my photos,  but I’ve managed to do a little more sun printing scrunched in with other tasks. Trees SSI trans.Neg web

Above is a negative print from a digitally manipulated photo I took in Wakefield. It’s definitely an improvement over my first negative print. I’ll keep trying.

Originally, these types of prints were called cyanotypes or more commonly referred to as blueprints due to the color of the chemical mixture used to develop the negative. If you’re really interested in knowing more about cyanotypes you may want to check out Christopher James’ “The Cyanotype Process.”

Below perhaps you can see that  I’m getting more detail, therefore more interest and texture to my Solar Fast prints! DSCN7669 web 6.22.SF.1. web.6.22.SF. 2.web.6.22. SF. 5.web. Yesterday I bought more Solar Fast since I’ve run out of some colors and I picked up a couple of new ones.

Behind the scenes I’m also experimenting some more with various uses and combinations of digital grounds on silk organza and cotton. And I’m spending some time playing with methods of doing gallery wraps of my art quilts.

If you want to see what some other artists are doing with fiber, I’m linking up with Nina Marie’s Off The Wall Friday post. Check it out.

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6 thoughts on “Cyanotypes

  1. Good to hear,especially since most of my day’s work out there today was one failure after another. Par for the course, though, with experimenting with mediums. If I ever get successful printing on fabric with gel plates, you’ll hear me shouting with glee all the way to Washington state!

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