Brea Reese Acrylic Paint on wood paneling
Cyanotype Fern Prints
I was researching some ideas the other day and something popped up on my feed that I had seen before in passing but it didn't really register in my mind of how lovely it was! My tastes have changed over the years and so has my willingness to try to make things on my own.
I discovered up cyanotype printing (aka photographic blueprints). Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. 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 process uses two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide (Wikipedia).
Most people don't have those certain chemicals casually laying around the house but we artists and crafters do have access to lovely blue inks and acrylics don't we? (: So let's make some prints! I'm going to show you how to do a typical cyanotype mock up and then the reverse print.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
Check out the tutorial on The Crafter's Workshop Blog:
Polaroid photos will forever be a nostalgic favorite for many people. The square interface that provided instant gratification of capturing a candid moment in time. In this project, we’re going to paint some vibrant scenery images in the shape of a polaroid template that can be used however you like. It’s a great way to record images of places you’ve been or have never been and want to or scenes that may not even exist yet except in your own fantastical world.
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