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A new technique for TMDCo. - Cyanotype Printing

behind the scenes blue cyanotype printing

A new technique for TMDCo. - Cyanotype Printing

Cyanotype printing is a centuries old printing technique that uses the sun and reactive chemicals to achieve gorgeous blue prints. (Fun Fact: That's the origin of the "blueprint" used by interior designers and architects!) When I found out you could just as easily use the cyanotype technique on fabric as you could paper, I was eager to try. The technique is most commonly used with natural items like leaves and flowers, but I decided to experiment with my own illustrations drawn in sharpie on clear plastic. This allowed me to create a repeatable pattern I could use over and over....

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