Cyanotype is an antique photographic process of producing Prussian blue monochromatic prints. Cyanotype is a remarkably simple process that employs
two inexpensive chemicals and sunlight/UV. Prints can be made on any natural fiber: paper, cotton, silk, wool, wood, etc.
Set makes DIY cyanotype printing as easy as can be. The chemistry comes premeasured in lightproof black bottles. Simply fill each bottle with water
to create Stock Solutions A & B and mix the two in equal parts to create the cyanotype sensitizer. Coat fabric or paper with the sensitizer
and, once dry, create prints by exposing to sunlight or UV (3-15 minutes, depending on conditions), using objects or a film negative to create
an image. After exposure, prints are processed in a tray of cool water and allowed to air dry over about 24 hours; prints will oxidize to their
final deep blue color. To instantly oxidize the print to its final color, submerge in a dilute bath of hydrogen peroxide after washing, then rinse
- Part A - Potassium Ferricyanide 0.8 oz/23.2 g
- Part B - Ferric Ammonium Citrate 1.9 oz/54.4 g
This set contains enough chemistry to make approximately sixty-five 8.5Óx11Ó prints
on paper or fifty 8.5Óx11Ó prints on fabric, depending on the absorbency of the substrate.