CYANOTYPE  PRINTS


THESE PRINTS ARE MADE FROM MY DRAWINGS.  NO ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE EVER USED.

CYANOTYPE PRINTS ARE A TYPE OF THE EARLIEST PHOTOGRAPHY.   DISCOVERED
BY SIR JOHN HERSCHEL AND INTRODUCED IN 1842.

 CYANOTYPE PRINTS ARE THE COMBINATION OF TWO CHEMICALS:  FERRIC AMMONIUM CITRATE AND POTASSIUM FERRICYANIDE.

 AN AMOUNT OF EACH CHEMICAL IS INDIVIDUALLY MIXED WITH DISTILLED WATER.  THE TWO MIXTURES ARE THEN COMBINED IN EQUAL QUANTITIES.

AN ACID FREE PAPER, SUCH AS BFK RIVES HOT PRESS, WHICH IS WHAT I USED TO PROCESS THESE PRINTS, IS BRUSHED WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF THE MIXTURE.  EVENLY SPREAD, THE PAPER IS ALLOWED TO DRY.  ALL OF THE WORK IS DONE IN A DARK ROOM.

 ONCE THE PAPER IS DRY A NEGATIVE IS PLACED ON TOP OF THE PAPER AND WEIGHTED DOWN WITH A SHEET OF GLASS. 

 THESE PRINTS ARE SUN EXPOSED.  DEPENDING UPON THE SEASON, THE EXPOSURE RUNS FROM 13 -25 MINUTES. 

 THE PAPER IS RINSE (DARK ROOM ONLY) AND RINSED AND RINSED.  THE ONCE CRISP GOLDEN PAPER HAS TURNED A DEEP BLUE.  YOU MUST WASH OUT ALL OF THE REMAINING CHEMICALS AND ALLOW THE PAPER TO SIT IN THE WATER FOR AN ADDITIONAL 10 MINUTES.

 ONCE RINSED IT IS PLACED BETWEEN BLOTTER PAPERS TO DRY.  THE BLUE COLOR CONTINUES TO DEEPEN ONCE THE PAPER IS DRY.

 

THESE ARE PERMANENT.  I HAVE LARGE PIECES DONE 35 YEARS AGO THAT LOOK JUST LIKE THEY DID THE DAY THAT I MADE THEM. 

Grandma's Spoon   cyanotype print    unframed    5 1/2" x 5"   15.00

ARIZONA CACTUS   cyanotype print     unframed    8" X 10"   2015    25.00

MONTEZUMA'S CASTLE    cyanotype print   unframed       8" x 10"    2015   25.00

fine art cyanotype prints

Edition of 100.  Individually numbered and artist signed.

FINE ART PRINTS

Edition of 50.  Individually numbered and artist signed.

Mary Bruns fine art prints

Edition of 50.  Individually numbered and artist signed.

Edition of 50.  Individually numbered and artist signed.

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GRANDMA'S SPOON     cyanotype print     unframed     8" x 10"     2015     25.00