Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cyanotype November 21

David and I ventured up to Sonoma Community Center to take a workshop on making Cyanotypes, taught by Mary Schisler.

Cyanotype is a type of primitive photography where paper or fabric is treated with the photographic chemicals, then exposed to sunlight. Images are made by using various things to block the sunlight. Cyanotypes are blue. Ultimately the images are blue and white, but so many interesting effects can be realzed by using objects of different opacity or distance from the paper to cast the images.

David used marbles, bottles and wires. I used stencils of vellum and plastic and conte crayon.

We were very excited by the results and will be printing again soon in our back yard.