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Antique Impressions in Blue

Blue-Green Flowers Canvas Print MTKm

Here is a bit of faux cyanotype blues from our garden.

Blue Evergreen Canvas Print MTtm

For an intriguing contemporary interpretation of time and memory using cyanotype on fabric (handkerchiefs) see Traci Lee’s gallery portfolios.

I Really Was There; I Was Never Really There. 



4 responses

  1. leecleland

    Blue is my favourite colour so you won me with that alone! And Tracy Lee’s work is fascinating, thanks for the links.

    September 11, 2013 at 5:25 am

    • elmediat

      Glad you enjoyed. Neither of us are singin’ the blues. 😀

      September 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  2. Beautiful! I only have one surviving ‘real’ cyanotype from my school / darkroom days… I really miss it! Recently, though, my wife and I discovered ‘Solarfast’ dyes, though… which (while not quite the same thing) are pretty cool. Have you heard of it? It can be brushed onto fabric or paper (then exposed to UV under a negative – or other ‘found objects’ will produce a photogram), and then you just wash it out under water with a cap-full of their ‘wash’. It’s kind of cool (much simpler and requires a lot less chemistry than a lot of other processes – which is nice if you don’t really have the facilities to work with those things).

    September 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. The Solarfast dyes sound very intriguing. I’m sure if my wife would still be teaching , she would have been curious about trying it with her students. I have some small Sun Print paper for solargrams, the dyes would expand the range & size of the images produced.

      September 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

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