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Cyanotypes are the 'original blueprint' developed by Sir John Herschel in 1842 but further developed by Anna Atkins, who used it to document ferns and other plant life. 

Cyanotype is a mixture of potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate. I paint it onto the organic cotton and wait for it to dry in a very dark place. Once dry, items are placed onto the fabric and exposed in the sun. Where the item is, the fabric stays the original colour (although it does often start to turn blue) while the rest goes blue. How blue depends on how bright the sun is. You never quite know what you're going to get, an each print is unique. Its a truly magical process! 

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