LAR Art Studio
The Cyanotype Process
First I apply the cyanotype emulsion onto the paper or immerse cotton fabric in it.
Once the emulsion is on the surface it sits in darkness for a few hours in order to be ready for exposure.
Once the surface is dry, I compose my photo(s), flowers or other objects on the paper or fabric.
When the composition is in place I expose it to UV Light (the sun) for the image to print upon the paper or fabric.
After exposure, I take the print out of the sunlight so that it can take a bath in water + eventually hydrogen peroxide.
When I want to create a different color tone, I bathe the print in coffee, tea or bleach.
Once the print is rinsed well, the oxidation process happens.
I let work dry for 24hrs before stitching or embellishing the print at all.
Commission for Sweetgreen, Photo compliments of Sweetgreen