Linda Carol Creates

An early photographic process invented in 1842 by scientist John Hershel, who in hopes of making copies of his lab notes used a mix of chemicals to make a photosensitive solution that upon exposure to sunlight turns a dark blue. Objects or negatives are imaged by placing them on coated papers and exposing them to sunlight.

Scientific use continued in 1843 as botanist Anna Atkins documented plant and algae morphology using cyanotypes. More modern uses include making blueprint copies of architectural drawings, the fun sun prints you may have made as a child, and artistic alternative photography.

My wet cyanotype method is a fun mix of chemistry, nature, sunlight, and well, I think, *magic*, that produces interesting and unique art prints.

Cyanotype in progress Cyanotype Cyanotype
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