Although I love the simplicity of a fern leaf cyanotype print, and have a box full of similar prints ready to mat and frame, there are always new ways to explore a familiar medium. During the winter months, when sun-brightened days
were few and far between, I spent my studio time exploring ways to use my accumulated stash of prints as elements in my mixed media art.
Less than perfect images are easily cut or torn apart to be used to create flower pots, tabletops, or backgrounds to write on.
Cyanotype solution can also be used as a dye to color papers and natural fibers such as cotton and silk. I often use up leftover cyanotype solution on yarn, strips of cotton lace, or handmade papers to add to my options for decorative elements in a mixed media collage.
To learn how I made the silver flowers in "Dream", visit this free tutorial on my YouTube channel.
To learn more about creating your own cyanotypes, check out this class on my Skillshare site. When you do, you'll be invited to a 14-day free trial membership to this amazing site with classes in the arts, crafts, photography, writing, and technology. Check it out today!