Cyanotype progress

April 22, 2015 Blog Posts 0 Comments

With the opening of Verge: printing from the periphery quickly approaching I began working on an idea for a cyanotype.  For anyone who is unfamiliar with cyanotype – it is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print; think blueprints and you have seen one before.  A light sensitive solution is used to coat paper/cloth/etc. which is then exposed to UV light.  After rinsed with water the finished image begins to develop.

I have been kicking around this idea for a little while now.  Using a 16 x 60″ window curtain lace that I have owned for years and usually use as a stencil for spray-paint.  I opted to coat 12 pieces of 8 x 10″ paper with the light sensitive solution for the finished cyanotype.  When finished each piece will be individually framed but hung collectively to form the overall work.

The images below depict the jig I created to be able to move the piece from indoors (dark) to outside (UV) exposure.  The second photo shows the work after exposure but before the water development bath.  Soon I will follow up with the finished framed work.