Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process invented by astronomer John Herschel in 1842. Coating watercolour paper with a light sensitive solution to expose an under ultra-violet light. When the paper is rinsed, it changes from green to a rich indigo blue with a clear white photographic outline of any objects laid on it – without using a camera.
It is quick and easy – the results are always positive – and you can’t go wrong.
In this workshop we will be focussing on plants and flowers for our images. We will spend the morning making several post card size cyanotypes using vacuum packs and light boxes.
We will also be working with FFIWS, using their equipment to transfer your images onto other surfaces such as mugs.
A great day for experimenting and trying out new techniques!
Sian Hughes – North Wales artist based in Llanfairfechan.
I have explored the Cyanotype process over many years, layering images in the studio as well as working in the landscape producing work for installations and exhibitions.
My current focus is working with porcelain and latex so I am really looking forward to working again with this magical alternative photographic process.