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Anthotype database: All emulsions

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All anthotype emulsions A-Z

Algae, spirulina (Spirulina maxima) anthotype by David Lowe

“Future Hopes and Friendships” by David Lowe
Country: UK
Parts used: Liquid blue food colouring
Application: Brushing with a foam brush
Exposure time: 6 hours in hot sunshine
Month, season and year: July, Summer 2022
Substrate: Hahnemuhle watercolour paper 300 gsm hot pressed
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)

Arjuna tree (Terminalia Arjuna) + Others anthotype by Archana Verma Kakar

“Epiphany” by Archana Verma Kakar
Country: India
Plants used: Turmeric, Onion skins, and my homemade brown ink from the Arjuna tree
Parts used: Flowers
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 5 hours
Month, season and year: August, summer 2022
Substrate: Bustro 300gsm Watercolour paper (25 percent cotton)
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) anthotype by Robyn Nielsen

“I Hope This Works…” by Robyn Nielsen
Country: Australia
Parts used: Juice from tin
Application: Sponge brush
Exposure time: 4.5 hours under 100w UV light (placed 12 cm from the light source)
Month, season and year: August, winter 2022 – but I used a UV light
Substrate: Eraldo Di Paolo Watercolour paper (100% cotton, rough, 300 gsm)
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium) (this is my first one so I can’t really compare it to anything, although the subject came up really clear, so it must be good)

Cherry (Prunus cerasus) + Wine, red anthotype by Natalia L Rudychev

“Cherry Petals in Flight” by Natalia L Rudychev
Country: USA
Common name of plant and latin name of plant: sour cherry organic juice (Prunus Cerasus)/merlot wine
Parts used: Sour cherry fruit juice/merlot wine
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 3 weeks
Months, season and year: July, summer, 2021
Substrate: Strathmore watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)