Category Archives: Cyanotype Printing

How do we create Cyanotype prints?

Cyanotype printing uses a combination of 2 metal salts, that when mixed together becomes light sensitive. Then sun exposure to create photographic “blueprint” of objects.

A technique founded by Sir John in 1842 and made popular by the first Woman photographer Anna Atkins.

Cyanotype printing sure has come a long way since the 1800s and in more modern times it is a popular medium used for creative expression. Artists are exploring their creativity by using different application techniques and varying objects. Beautiful art pieces can be created from real life objects such as foliage.

Which is my personal  favourite?  As I am always drawing inspiration from nature I was thrilled to find this alternative way of preserving its beauty. From foraging for leaves, flowers , twigs and basically anything the garden has to offer to waiting on the sun to work its magic.  I just love the whole process.