This month has been so exciting for Boffin Photography and it's not even over yet. The wonderful Folksy team have featured me in their first blog post of 2021.
Exploring Techniques - Cyanotypes was published on 8th January via Folksy's blog.
I feel very lucky to be one the artists who has contributed to this article. This article features some fantastic cyanotype artist from around the country, I will list them all at the bottom of this post so you can go and check out their work.
If you have ever wanted to give cyanotypes a go then I would highly recommend reading this article. It has lots of top tips and really useful information about starting this printing process. I have also created a video demonstration on 'how to make a cyanotype print' which is included in the article.
- 10g Potassium Ferricyanide
- 200ml Water (100ml per solution)
- 25g Ferric Ammonium Citrate
- Good quality watercolour paper (like Fabiano paper)
- Plants or objects of your choice
- digital scales
- 2 stirring rods
- 1 wash tray
- 1 water jug
- 4 measuring cylinders
- 1 solution mixing pot
- 1 wide hake brush (or any wooden brush / sponge)
- UV source - in this video Laura uses a UV box, but for best results use the sunshine ☀️
- 1 contact frame holder
Times will vary depending on the freshness of the solution and strength of UV. It’s always best to do a test print before coating a large pieces of paper. Exposure times can be anything from 5 minutes to 20 minutes.
Artists featured in the blog: