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Sun Printing / Cyanotypes ONLINE Workshop

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Try out this very early form of photography that uses the sun’s rays to produce blue prints . They say it's science but it feels like magic!

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Sun prints or cyanotypes are an early form of photography that use natural chemicals and the sun's UV light to produce beautiful blue prints. It's so simple to do that anyone can have a go, even children with a little bit of supervision. Print in your garden or local park with friends and family, adhering to current social distancing, of course

How it works and what you get: You'll be sent 5 x pieces of ready-to-use sun print paper. These are circular (carrying on the sun theme) and measure approx 20cm / 8" in diameter. Store the envelope in a dry, cool, dark place and do not open it until you're ready to print. Before printing make sure you have to hand all the equipment listed below. Lay leaves, flowers, feathers etc. on top of the paper, hold them down with a plastic sheet and leave it in the sun. The sun's rays will only react to the parts of the paper that have not been covered over so when you wash out the chemicals the shape of the leaves, flowers, feathers etc. will remain.

These also make great presents to send to friends and family, to let them know you’re thinking of them, just complete their address on the booking form.

Sun prints are sent out during the week beginning 17th August Sales end 19th August to give enough time for you to receive your order. UK only FREE postage and packaging. If you would like a quote on postage outside of the UK please contact me http://www.iprintedthat.com/contact.html

You have the option to join the Facebook Live broadcast on Saturday 22nd August at 11am and print along or you can make the sun prints in your own time using the online tutorial at http://www.iprintedthat.com/sun-printing-cyanotype-online-workshop.html

What you'll need to get ready for Saturday 22nd August:

  • A clip frame no smaller than A4 size (for health and safety reasons we suggest plastic rather than glass) If you don't have a clip frame then you can use a piece of thick cardboard or MDF no smaller than A4 size and the clear part from a picture frame (for health and safety reasons we suggest plastic rather than glass
  • If you're not using a clip frame then 4 x pegs or 4 x bull dog clips
  • A selection of leaves, flowers, feathers, grasses that you'll use to make your design
  • Scissors (optional)
  • A bucket of cold tap water or access to a tap

What if it's overcast? You can still print. Hooray! The exposure time will be longer and you're print will be a lighter blue but it's still possible.

What happens if it rains? Unfortunately if it rains on the day you won't be able to create your sun prints. However, as long as keep them in a cool dark place then you can use them when it's sunny again! Just go to www.iprintedthat.com for the tutorial.

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