Experiments with cyanotype - a photographic printing process that uses the sun to create wonderful cyan-blue prints. I wanted to make a little print to commemorate the birth of my daughter Belle and I thought my paper cut outs would lend themselves well to this fun and magical process! I got the paper from Fred Aldous. You lay your solid image on top of the sun paper (this could be paper cut outs, or even found objects such as flowers). Lay in the sun to expose and watch as the paper turns from blue to almost white. Then lay it in a tray of water. You can add a splash of hydrogen peroxide to make the blue bluer, or a dash of vinegar to make the whites whiter. I love how it's a bit unpredictable.
I then scanned in the image and had it translated into a screen print as a little momento to send as thank-yous to people.
You can now get a personalised print of this design in my shop.