Interested in going beyond the cyan cyanotype to worlds unknown? Blue Sunprints knows just what you're looking for. Their turquoise Cyanotype Cotton Squares - 8 x 8" (25 Pack, Turquoise) give you outstanding, even psychedelic, images on a versatile medium. Make a print to exist on its own, or incorporate your photo onto clothing, linens, or other non-traditional surfaces. The resulting image will garner everyone's attention. The area where your object was will remain the original turquoise color of the cotton, and the negative space will turn a deep, dark hue. Bonita!
The Cotton Squares come pre-washed and pre-treated, in a black light-safe bag. Simply choose your objects or negatives and place them on the cotton, out in the sun. Experiment with varying exposure times for the look you want. Both sides of the material can be exposed differently as well, making for double-sided, yet unique, prints. Once your image is finished exposing, rinse it thoroughly using non-phosphate detergent. After the initial rinsing, the cotton squares can be washed and rewashed without losing their vibrancy, thanks to their archival nature. Should you want to embellish your print, the material allows for any number of creative enhancements.
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Embellishing the Print
How to Make a Cyanotype Sun Print
2. Expose your sun printFirst make a test print by exposing your design in the sun for different lengths of time on a small section of cyanotype material (use the test print chart included in the instructions as a guide). Then choose the best exposure time to get the tone you want. To print on both sides of the cyanotype material, first expose one side to the sun using your desired exposure time, then turn the material over, lay the same or different design on the second side and expose it for any time you choose. Once you have exposed your sun print, remove your design
3. Rinse your sun printWhen you rinse your print in water for a few minutes (until the water runs clear) your cyanotype print will begin to appear immediately. The negative space on the print will be a dark hue and your design will be the original turquoise color of the paper. If you want a darker effect, spray hydrogen peroxide on your rinsed print. The darker color will appear instantly