I am finally getting around to listing my smaller Alternative Process Photographic Prints on my Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/designsbymis…. Sizes vary from 5"x7" to 14"x17", and all prints include either a flush mat or window mat for the print. All pieces are ready to be framed!
The available processes are VanDyke, Cyanotype, and Cyano-Dyke. These processes are called "Sun Prints" which utilize the use of the sun to expose a negative onto light sensitive paper in order to create a photographic image.
The Vandyke brown print is based on the first iron-silver process, the argentotype, invented in 1842 by the English astronomer, Sir John Herschel. The Vandyke process gets its name from its similarity in color to the deep brown pigment used by the Flemish painter Van Dyck.
The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by John Herschel in 1842. Sir John was an astronomer, trying to find a way of copying his notes. The cyanotype process has remained virtually unchanged since its invention but a few variations have been developed.
Vandyke and Cyanotype are awkward to combine: the emulsions of one process bleach out the images made with the other, and strange effects appear in the highlights and mid-tones when they are printed atop each other. The chemical reaction between the Cyanotype and Vandyke chemicals is unpredictable and creates a unique image.
The images are copyright protected by the artist (me) and may not be reproduced in any form without written permission. Purchase of the print does not transfer copyright privileges to the owner.
Prints will be packaged in a protective clear sleeve and shipped flat via USPS.
Keep checking my Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/designsbymis… over the next week cause I will be posting more prints everyday!