How to Make Cyanotype Prints of your Own Photos

Different perspectives on a classic process.

AnthotypeColor with Tumeric!

PREPARE PAPER – 1 teaspoon of tumeric > in shot glass > add 99% rubbing alcohol > fill shot glass to 3/4 > stir, until dissolved > use copy paper, cut and place in a disposable plate cover (it will stain!) > place a few sheets of paper towel over the paper in disposable plate > do this to catch any powder remains > let the paper soak solution, let sit for a few minutes, lay out in a dark room to dry, 10-15 minutes > set up, make a print ( keep out of bright light) > use a photo frame (glass) to hold objects in place during processing > In Sunlight, about 2-hours – OR – Blacklight, about an hour. Exposure depends on light.

FIXER – teaspoon of Borax, tap water > mix well in a glass > pour on the paper… bath it for a couple of minutes in the solution > quick rinse under tap water

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