Fern Art Print, Original Cyanotype, 8x10 inches, Botanical Art

Made by Hey Harriet

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Fern Art Print, Original Cyanotype 8 x 10 inches - free shipping

* Printed by hand, not a digital print *

This original artwork is a hand-crafted print made by using the traditional 19th century cyanotype printmaking process using a variety of ferns that I had collected from Mt Coot-tha, Queensland, Australia.

Print size : 8x10 inches (approx.: 20.5cm x 25.03cm). This is a standard print size for easy framing options (fits in a standard Ribba frame from Ikea).

Printed by hand on Fabriano Hot Press 300gsm high quality archival art paper.

The print will be signed and dated on the front in graphite pencil.

Please note, your monitor or device may show this image to appear slightly lighter or darker in shade to the original.

This artwork is unframed and unmatted but will include a gallery quality FSC certified backing board and will be enclosed in a clear protective premium polypropylene sleeve. This particular sleeve/bag can be reused or repurposed or recycled at a local REDCycle drop off point. Your artwork will also be sandwiched between recycled cardboard for extra protection while travelling and will be sent with tracking.

The process involved solutions being mixed to create a photosensitive emulsion which was then brushed onto the watercolour paper. Once the paper was sufficiently dry, the botanical specimens were placed over the paper and placed into a contact printing frame. Following this was exposure to a UV light source and the development, rinsing and drying of the paper, resulting in a cyan-blue print.

A brief history on the cyanotype process…
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which was discovered and developed by Sir John Herschel in 1842. It was botanist Anna Atkins who in 1843 utilised the process to document her botanical findings and published a book of her cyanotypes that same year. That book is considered to be the first book illustrated with photographic images.

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