On this episode of Dev Party, we’re doing something a bit different. We’re not developing film, but making a few cyanotypes, bleaching them and then tanning them in tea and/or coffee!
Eric made three cyanotypes using Photographer’s Formulary Cyanotype Kit and a UV lamp. The lamp is made by Everbeam. It’s the 365nm 50w LED black light. The exposure times varied from 4 or 8 mins.
For bleaching, he used 1liter of water with 2tsps of sodium carbonate in it. This bleaches off the blue in under a minute.
And finally, for staining, he used 10 teabags of black tea brewed for around 10mins in 1.5l of water.
Here are the results:
Vania exposed her cyanotype with the sun. She did not bleach, but stained in strong green tea.
Here are her results:
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