Cyanotype Kit – DIY kit to make your own blueprints
This fun DIY kit is your warm welcome into the world of arts. Create your very own unique botanical art prints and discover the joy of cyanotype, a printing technique that uses the power of the sun!
This DIY kit has all the necessary materials to produce lots of gorgeous botanical prints:
-200 ml of cyanotype emulsion in powder form, just add water.
-A glass contact frame.
-24 sheets of assorted papers with different textures, A6 format.
-a foam paintbrush.
-a measuring cup, mixing cup and disposable gloves
Using this kit allows you to express your love of all things botanical in a new way. Follow the supplied instructions to capture little leaves, plants and flowers in impressive works of art for your home. No special talent or art experience needed, beautiful results are guaranteed every time.
When making cyanotypes for botanical blueprints, you’re using a unique photographic printing technique that depends on UV light from the sun. This makes it a great outdoor craft activity, to do on your own or with friends.
Cyano-what? Cyanotype! What is it, then?
A cyanotype is a photographic printing technique, made using sunlight, that results in a cyan-blue print.
The process was discovered in 1842, and has been widely used by artists and photographers, but also engineers, as a way to create affordable copies of technical drawings.
Anna Atkins is considered to be the first woman photographer, and published a beautiful book called Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, documenting the shapes of her local seaweed varieties. With our kit, you can use the exact same technique to create your own blue artwork with plants.
How does it work?
When using our DIY cyanotype kit, you’ll create a light-sensitive sheet of paper. Then find a pretty leaf to use as your model, cover it with the glass and let the sun work its magic to print on the paper. The 2 x100ml bottles are plenty to use for the 24 sheets of paper. You can use the leftover materials on textiles (natural fibers such as cotton or silk), other papers, or even wood. The components in powder form can be kept for many years. Once mixed with water, you can keep it for a year or so. Did you use up your kit already, and you’re ready to make even more prints? We have a refill-pack available as well.
-Video tutorial available with English, Dutch, German and French captions.
-Explore creativity. Create with nature’s shapes and your compositions.
– A botanical gift idea. Nothing more thoughtful than a personal print of their favorite flower, made by you.
– Bonus art print. We’ve included a reproduction of a cyanotype print made by Botanopia, just for you.
|Dimensions||33 × 24 × 55 cm|
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