Monday, July 16, 2012
Making Cyanotypes (and a simple contact frame)
(...just the visually interesting parts are show. There is a lot of work on the computer tweaking the negatives for this unique process. I also don't show the chemical prep. or the mistakes made while dialing in the exposure times. Lots of work goes into these)
A little more care is taken with the large cyanotypes, but it's too long to make into a video on YouTube.
click here to view the video on YouTube
this is another good intro video on YouTube
The contact frame you see in the video is very simple:
* $10 tempered glass shelf from Ikea.
* 3/4" plywood cut to 15" x 30"
* self-adhesive cork shelf liner placed on top of the plywood
* 6 woodworking clamps
If you want one of these cards, visit the link above and participate in the Grand Canyon Gravure project before July 27th. $10 is all it takes to get hand-made art sent to you in the mail.