Cyanotype Craft Kit for kids - The Rainbow Edition - by Emily Rose Parris at The Darkroom at Beach Creative
This kit has been designed with children and young adults in mind. Supplied with everything needed to create beautiful and personalised cyanotype prints. Perfect for a gift and as an introduction to cyanotype printing. This special rainbow edition contains 10 A6 sheets of rainbow paper (160GSM)!
-10 x Hand coated cyanotype RAINBOW paper inside a lightproof pouch (A6 sheets of multicolour paper, 1 sheet per colour)
-An example of a cyanotype print
-Step by step instructions
-Interesting objects (these will vary)
What is a cyanotype?
A cyanotype is a cameraless photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Cyanotypes are one of the earliest forms of photography, discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Cyanotype printing was made famous by Kent based scientist Anna Atkins in her book titled 'Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions' in 1843. The paper inside this box has been hand coated with two ultra-violet sensitive iron compounds and left to dry in the dark. To create a print, objects are arranged on top of UV sensitive paper and exposed to UV light rays from the sun. Once exposed, the print is washed in tap water to fix the image revealing a striking blue & white silhouette image. Fun for all ages and abilities!
What does this kit cover?
Using the step by step guide, you will learn how to create your own striking blue and white photographic prints using UV sensitive paper, objects and the UV rays from the sun.
Do these cyanotype papers expire?
My advice is to use within 2-3 months of purchase as they are coated fresh. Cyanotype paper can expire due to the natural oxidisation of the chemicals applied to the surface. However you may find your papers will still react to UV light long beyond this recommendation with varying results. These papers are all coated with a small border with brush stroke edges.
If you’re ordering as a gift, I’m more than happy to gift wrap in tissue paper & add a gift note. Just mark your item as a gift and I'll do the rest!
Please note these papers are hand-coated, not machine coated. I mix the chemicals by hand, then carefully brush the chemicals onto Seawhites of Brighton cartridge paper and therefore each sheet will not be identical. There may be the occasional blemish which shouldn’t affect the overall beauty of the prints.
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