In a world of saturation comes the good ol fashion blues with a story to tell. The land of cyanotypes is a stoic place with a touch of fantasy, only to be seen in duotone.
Technically cyanotype is Greek for ‘dark blue impression,’ thanks Sir John Herschel. It is an iron-salt-sensitive process, painted on to a surface. Once exposed to UV light its chemical reaction creates a Prussian blue pigment. Creating one of a kind pieces. Of course there is a lot more to it, but no one wants to read an instruction manual.
I’ve been playing with a few alternative processes and the current favorite is cyanotypes. These blue beauties can be brought to life two ways; the sun and a UV lights. Now that the clouds block the sun, a UV light box is in order. I enlisted my dad for help to build my sun box once the materials come. I can’t wait! Creativity from beginning to end feeds my soul! Once my sun box is in full swing Palladium is in my future. There I go again, getting ahead of myself. I’m still feelin the blue.
More to come once my sun box is built!