Create your own cyanotype print at home and decoupage your print to make a unique Easter Egg, in the style of Anna Atkins who is considered to be a pioneering female photographer. Teach yourself how to make a sun print, otherwise known as a cyanotype - this type of printing is unique in that it is a form of photography that does not require a camera or an expensive darkroom. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The printing process is accessible, super easy and you will be able to create a stunning final work of art with its signature Prussian blue colour within minutes!
What's included in the price?
Your kit includes: - Sponge Brush x1 - Bottle of ‘Part A’ Potassium Ferricyanide powder – 9g - Bottle of ‘Part B’ Ferric Ammonium Citrate powder – 21.5g - 'How to' Instructions - Paper Mache Easter Egg with gold hanging leather cord - Printing paper
What you will need
- Apron - White card to print on - Dried botanicals, leaves etc - Bowl of room temperature water - Non UV glass pane or cling film - Bulldog clips or pegs - Hair drier - Canvas or stiff board - Enthusiasm! I have successfully made prints in doors during the winter months - just place near a window to expose to UV light.
I run classes which have been featured in Country Loving and Breath magazines. These take places in my she-shed in Twickenham and range from Christmas wreath making to cyanotype printing – “nature's printing press”. As a result of the pandemic, I’ve also started selling DIY creative kits so that you can try these crafts out in the comfort of your own home. It’s been gratifying to see these becoming so popular – my Christmas bauble kit appeared in the Metro and The Sunday Telegraph.
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