Flash forward a month, my photography buddy Tad Barney came to my studio for a visit and some playtime. He was very kind to come hold my hand. It's been about a decade since I played with creating cyanotypes and I was a bit nervous.
I lugged my printer, laptop, and Pictorico Inkjet Transparencies to the studio, but Tad gets the award for strangest contraption. He brought his homemade UV light source. It was a wonder to behold!
|Tad's magic blacklight box|
Tad showed me how he has been staining his cyanotypes with instant coffee.
I was particularly enchanted with Tad's dreamy image of his daughter Lily on the book page.
My main goal for the day was to see if cyanotypes would work with a super thin unryu combined with my encaustic work. While I don't have the exposure dialed in yet, this was definitely a successful proof of concept.
|All Hail King Tad!|