Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sun Stamping

When I saw this inspiration pic for this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger, I immediately thought of cyanotypes!  Cyanotypes are "prints" made from photosensitive paper that reacts to sunlight.  The results are beautiful silhouette prints in shades of white and Prussian Blue.  
My day job is as a scientist, so this type of thing appeals to both sides of my personality.  The result is this set of cyanotype mini cards!
I didn't have an idea of what plants I would use, but I just gathered up anything in my backyard that had a neat shape.  Each print takes about 4 minutes to expose but you will have to let the paper dry (soaking in water stops the exposure).  Just added a tiny tag and a button and called it a day.  Here are some closer views...






I just love the detail and all the different tones.  Can't wait to try this again!  I'm saving up keys for the next round.  Thanks for looking!






{aloha, jj}




Stamps: Faux Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Mix of China Blue (Distress Ink) and Royal Blue (Colorbox)  
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink), Sunprints brand cyanotype paper 
Other: White embroidery thread, buttons, Fiskars scalloped oval punch, Corner Chomper

8 comments:

  1. How unique -- nice job! :-)

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  2. These turned out just beautiful!

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  3. OK, if you don't end up being a Trigger Target, I will eat my hat. These are amazing, gorgeous, and hands-down the most unique Trigger entry I've seen!
    How very awesome that you can indulge both your creative & scientific interests at once :)

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  4. WOW, these are seriously cool!! Amazing results!! LOVE them!!

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  5. What wonderful designs you created! I actually have this same kit - laying under my specialty paper pile!! I'd best get it out and give it a try!!! these are gorgeous!

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  6. THESE ARE AMAZING.

    I get the HI thing....I caught that too and purposely had to make a small "i" when typing it...because I kept wanting to make it HI. Guess, it IS as my Dad puts it when I am silly "You can take da girl from da islands, but you can't take da island out of the girl!" LOL ;)

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  7. Hey JJ! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  8. These are the coolest cards ever! wow impressive thanks for sharing these!

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!