My first time experimenting with cyanotype!
I was very pleased with my results and am looking forward to experimenting further with this process.
For those of you who are also new to cyanotype; it is an old monochrome photographic printing process which gives a cyan-blue print (as pictured).
If you would like to try some cyanotype experiments of your own, have a look at these simple step by step instructions which includes a list of materials that you will need to make your cyanotypes with.
Here is what I used:
20 g of potassium ferricyanide + 100 ml of water
16 g of ammonium ferric citrate + 100 ml of water
mix these two together
These measurements will probably make more liquid than necessary so if you wish to keep the solution to use again it will need to be stored in a light-proof place. MAKE SURE YOU CLEARLY LABEL YOUR SOLUTION SO THAT IT IS NOT ACCIDENTALLY INGESTED!
I applied my cyanotype solution with a paintbrush and let the paper dry overnight. You may wish to try using a sponge to avoid brush strokes.
My cyanotype was exposed for 110 light units with the negative, then a further 10 seconds without the negative.
If you do not have access to a light unit, you can still create cyanotypes by exposing your image to natural daylight, it may just take a little longer. (Perhaps tape your cyanotype paper and negative to a window?) As with anything, it will take several attempts to achieve the desired results, so have patience.