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Cyanotype sun photography pack

Cyanotype sun photography pack

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Create your own cyanotypes at home!
This amazing starter set contains 12 light-sensitive sheets of paper (14.8 x 21cm), 1 sheet of transparent film and full instructions. Use flowers, leaves, jewellery, cut-outs and more to create stunning silhouettes, processed by the sun!

Say hello to eco-friendly and fun printing that's perfect for young explorers.
Let's bring a splash of sunshine to your creative projects!

THE SCIENCE: Cyanotypes were first discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842. A cyanotype (or photogram) is a photographic image created without using a camera! This type of image is created by simply placing objects directly onto the surface of a piece of light-sensitive paper and exposing it to UV light, such as sunlight. Exposing the light-sensitive paper to UV light causes a chemical reaction which creates an insoluble (does not dissolve in water) blue pigment known as 'Prussian Blue'. This pigment causes the resulting image, or cyanotype, to be blue in tone. The image created is a negative of the original set-up of objects - the cyanotype will be light in colour where the objects were dark and will produce a 'shadow' of the image. For example: areas of the paper that are blocked by solid objects will receive no light and will appear white in the final image; semi-transparent objects that allow some light through will appear light blue; and transparent objects that allow a lot of light through will appear dark blue. Cyanotypes do not require a darkroom or additional chemicals to develop the image - the light-sensitive paper is simply rinsed in cold water to remove the water-soluble chemicals from the paper, leaving behind the insoluble 'Prussian Blue' pigment.

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