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Night Descends with Cyanotype by mouse2cat Night Descends with Cyanotype by mouse2cat
I did a series of cyanotypes of the mountains and used them as a way to play with mood and setting in relation to the linoleum block. The cyanotypes were a lot of fun but ended up being very unpredictable. I had to develop them in my bathtub because these prints are so freaking huge. My bathtub wasn't actually big enough for the paper so I just had to shove it in there a little in order to develop them after exposure.
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Maevethebrave Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My god. This must have taken so long. amazing. :love:
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transparent24 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just awesome! :)
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fizzee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love this!
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ChalkRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   General Artist
24 X 36 is huge! Did you cut the plate out of a single piece of mat? The cyanotype makes it really look like a photo. Every time I see this, I'm like, is that a print? Why is it in the Printing folder? ... oh wait, that's right, it's that awesome cyanotype. :clap:
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
For the black and white linocut I got a huge piece of linoleum from Dick Blick. (not as expensive as you'd think) and for the cyanotype layer I had to got to a architectural blueprint shop to get my negatives printed out large enough.

I have had someone tell me that they did not believe that it was a print, I had to send them a photograph of the carved lino block to prove it. lol.

Thanks for your sweet comment :)
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StoryTellerF Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
epic!
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool.
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camellafairy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love it! I'm actually using Cyanotypes and printing for a show in the spring!
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
That's wonderful! I love working in cyanotype it's so much less stressful sometimes. I hope your show is a huge success!
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camellafairy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, It'll be done in a few weeks. I've uploaded the image i'm using on my postcard. want to wait to get the rest until i get my website set up.
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dragonflower Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Holy Moly.. What is the actual dimension of this print? That is some seiously small detail you've achieved on lino. Congrats!
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thanks a bunch! The print is 24"x36" so it's pretty big. Took me forever.
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Karwei Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Oh, I love the effect that gives.
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kparks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I think I prefer the "purity" of the original straight lino block print.
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I agree with you. Part of that is that the black and white one just photographed REALLY well. But the lino has enough going on that it doesn't necessarily need another layer.
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GrinderBlind Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the mood. That blue really brings out a dark creep-factor.

Very nice.
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
This print made me want to do a series of trees at night. :D
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GrinderBlind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooOOOOoooh
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haius Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist
I dunno what a cyanotype is, but it looks cool and retro and haunting.

I think I would be scared to take a bath in a tub that had doubled as a photodevelopment bath. But the image it gives me is amazing. XD
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
LOL you sound like my Mom. Cyanotype is the original method for making blueprints. Its pretty non toxic and bath was just a clean water rinse. A hectic, doesn't quite fit, why does the drain leak rinse.
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haius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist
I am going to take that as a compliment. XD

The drain leaks because it hates you.
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
In this instance yes. My mom is very serious about chemical safety and that is a super important thing lol

Or maybe it leaked because it was 20 years old? :P
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haius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist
hmm. what's that in tub years? XDXDXD
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