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Anthotype database: All emulsions

Find emulsions by browsing the list below. This Anthotype database of emulsions will grow each year on Anthotype Day when artists add to the knowledge-bank. If you can, please support this free resource by becoming a supporting member or making a donation. Much appreciated!


All anthotype emulsions A-Z

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) anthotype by Émilie Léger

“Dan by the Salem shores” by Émilie Léger
Country : Canada
Parts used: Leaves
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: About 3 hours cloudy (between 8 am and 11 am) – about 30 minutes; sunny (between 11 am and 11:30 am)
Month, season and year: August, Summer, 2022
Substrate: Arches watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)

Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) + Blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) + Others anthotype by Andie Dale

“Boys in summer” by Andie Dale
Country: UK
Plants used: Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa), Blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius), Rosehip (Rosa Canina),  Ground paprika (Capsicum annuum)
Parts used: The berries and the powder
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 3 days
Month, season and year: August 2022 (15th-18th Aug)
Substrate: Acrylic paper
Contrast of final print: *** (High) (Excellent and really easy to use)

Sunflower (Helianthus) anthotype by Nancy Breslin

“Turning to the Sun” by Nancy Breslin
Country: USA
Parts used: Petals
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 7 days, West window (afternoon sun)
Month, season and year: August, summer, 2022
Substrate: watercolour paper (Cotman 140 lb).
Contrast of final print: x (Almost none) (Poor at one week, but has potential with longer exposure)

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) anthotype by Dalene Marais

“Hope from Africa with love” by Dalene Marais
Country: South Africa
Parts used: Powder
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 8 hours in SA sun (UV 6 out of 10)
Month, season and year: August, Winter, 2022
Substrate: Rough watercolour paper 300 g
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) anthotype by Blueprint

“Caballo” (Horse) by Blueprint
Country: Spain
Parts used: Root powder
Application: Immersion
Exposure time: 96 hours
Month, season and year: August, Summer, 2017
Substrate: Watercolour paper, 280 g
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)

Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) anthotype by Nathalia Dov

“Maintain the being” by Nathalia Dov
Country: Brazil
Parts used: Powder from crushed leaves and stems
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 3 hours and a half
Months, season and year: July, winter, 2022
Substrate: watercolour paper / 300 gsm
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)