DIY Cyanotype Kit


DIY Cyanotype Kit

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Article number W17036
Article group W9
Height 21
Width 32
Category Creatief
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Imagine yourself in the footsteps of the very first photographer and botanist Anna Atkins. Anna Atkins used a pioneering technique for each print without the use of a photo camera. A collection of thousands of impressive prints that took her 10 years to create and which she then used for the very first photo book ever made, her book Photographs of British Algea.

With this DIY Cyanotype kit, just like Anna, you can make the most beautiful postcards all by yourself.

  • Analogue photography
  • For adults
  • No experience or own equipment needed
  • Instructions in Dutch, English, German and French

- Step-by-step instructions in Dutch, English, German and French
- 2x 20ml bottles of photographic medium ready for mixing
- 12 postcards made of water colour paper 10 x 15 cm
- Gloves
- Foam brush
- Rinse tray
- Measuring cylinder 30ml
- Mixing bowl
- Stirring rod

With the ingredients in this kit, you can turn postcards made of watercolour paper into photo paper yourself: you make it sensitive to UV light. Where the sun hits the treated paper, a dark blue colour is created, also known as Prussian blue. This way, you can make blue-white prints yourself at home. You can place all kinds of objects on the treated paper, such as natural materials. A quick dip in the sun and you will see it discolour! With this kit, you can mix and apply the photo materials yourself, enough for the postcards in the kit and a little extra to experiment further yourself.

Would you like to blueprint photos? Then you'll need transparent sheets. These are in the larger DIY Kit Paper.

Fun fact: Did you know that we also offer a blue printing workshop ourselves at the Teekenschool? Read more about this workshop on our website.

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