Cyanotype Sea Algae

The cyanotype chemistry arrived this week from Buffalo NYC and last night I painted up sheets with photosentitive chemical onto heavy grade paper before bed, then up again at 0330am to store away the dried light sensitive paper before dawn and UV daylight. One has to have dedication it seems in this alternative photography!

I had a satisfying printmaking session this morning with this process making a few mistakes along the way hey ho and learning lots also, especially the critical amount of time to leave the prints outside in the watery Cornish winter sunshine today to cure before the wash. It can vary from minutes to literally hours. This cyantype involves a lot of water, patience and the colour blue, whats not to love, loving it already, cannot imagine why it has taken me so long to find.