|You can make cyanotypes with all sorts of things, flowers and leaves have been popular for many, many years -- google Anna Atkins if you don't believe me.|
But a lot of artists, like Linda Clark Johnson are trying out new ideas and making the old process new. Check out Linda's work on her web site and FB page and Instagram and you'll see what I mean.
Linda came down from Sacramento to give us -- Monica, Leslie, Dorothy & me -- a workshop.
When you get a group of artists together, you get art.
If you live near Sacramento, you can take a class from Linda -- highly recommended.
|See that fern?|
|This is how the paper looks after exposure to the sun.|
|And this is how it looks after the wash.|
|We all tried different ideas out to get an idea of what worked and what didn't...|
|There was a lunch break (of course!)|
|A bit of hanging out in my studio and then back to work/play......|
|We look like we were having fun, don't we?|
|The next day, we trooped over to Leslie's studio and we tried out toning the cyanotypes.|
|We cut our least favorite prints into ATC size and we tried out a variety of different toners.|
|Green tea, black tea, red wine, onion skin, beets and Borax.|
|Look at some of the results! Pretty interesting...|
|So, here I am, back in the studio with my prints. What should I do with them?|