Cyanotypes | Free Family Funday | December 2022


This month, we are experiencing the step by step process of creating a cyanotype! Cyanotypes were introduced by John Herschel in 1839, creating a cheaper and easier form of printing. These cyanotypes are where the term "blue print" came from, as exposing the light sensitive chemicals to sunlight creates a blue print!
This is a much easier process for beginners in comparison to Will Wilson's wet plate printing process, which requires many more chemicals and steps. See our comparison of the two processes on the reverse side!

Cyanotype paper
Transparent paper
Clear/Acrylic Plastic Sheet

Use printed out images on the transparent paper to create a collage.
Place your collage on top of your cyanotype paper and secure it with a clear acrylic sheet.
Expose your paper and collage to sunlight for just a few minutes.
Gently rinse your cyanotype paper in water and let it dry.



  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 04:30 PM
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