Adventures With: Cyanotype Sun Prints | Part 2
I've been on a good one lately with my sun printing, ever since that first sun print I've been hooked. After calling all of my local art supplies stores in the Sacramento area I discovered this sun printing paper was not as easy as to get my hands on as I'd hope. So of course I hit up the Internet and found some instantly. After some searching around I found the best deal for this special paper on http://www.natureprintpaper.com/. I love this supplier because of the prices, they offer different quantities for ordering, and I received my order on the 5th business day, so they're quick too!
I've learned a whole lot since my last blog about this form of photography, and have done a ton of experimenting with it since here are the results...
* I found that the best way to get the cleanest lines without having to worry about the photo getting distorted when moved is to press the photo & sun printing paper underneath a piece of Plexiglas. I had an empty poster frame laying around and used that to press the photos & sun printing paper.
* Since my first sun print I've also learned that once you take the sun print out of the water you want to shake off as much excess water as you can so the sun print doesn't get distorted. In order to get cleaner lines/whiter white areas you can use a paper towel and dab up some of the excess water.
I definitely plan on continuing this new hobby of mine and have been sharing it with all of my family and friends. I've even started giving the prints away as gifts, and plan on selling some at my dad's 50's style restaurant.
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