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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!

 

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Anthotype emulsions A-Z from 2023

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) anthotype by Justine Kaemmerlen

“Nasturtium” by Justine Kaemmerlen
Country: San Francisco, USA
Parts used: Petals from medium-orange flowers (not the deepest orange possible, but also not the lightest the plant produces)
Amount: 2 full flowers for a 4 x 3 inch print
Extracted by: Mortar and pestle
Thinner: 91% isopropyl alcohol
Application: Brushing

Pepper, red bell (Capsicum annuum) anthotype by Ana Solo

“Wouldn’t you like to be a whale?” by Ana Solo
Country: Tapawera, near Nelson, New Zealand
Parts used: Red part of pepper. White parts, the calyx (green part) and the seeds removed
Amount: 1 small red pepper
Extracted by: Small blender
Thinner: Alcohol
Application: Sponge

Peregrina (Jatropha integerrima Jacq.) anthotype by Ira Kononenko

“Peregrina, leaves and flowers” by Ira Kononenko
Country: La Habana, Cuba
Parts used: Flowers
Amount: 700 mL glass jar full of flowers to 10 tablespoons of rum
Extracted by: Marble mortar and pestle
Thinner: Havana Club Rum 3 years aged, 40% alcohol
Application: Left paper for a couple of days on a wide plate soaking in a thin layer of emulsion until the liquid evaporated and paper dried

Persimmon, Japanese (Diospyros kaki) anthotype by Dennis Humphrey

“kakimono” by Dennis Humphrey
Country: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Parts used: Powdered granules from brewed and fermented juice of ripened fruit
Amount: 3.5 grams
Thinner: 125 mL distilled water for 2 letter-sized prints
Application: Selective brushing and dripping with foam brush; stamping with rim of small shot glass

Rose, red (Rosa rubiginosa.) anthotype by Dianne Bos

“Touching Planet Rose” by Dianne Bos
Country: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but print exposed in France
Parts used: Petals
Amount: 5 full fresh flower heads
Extracted by: Soaked in rum and then squished with a wooden spoon
Thinner: Alcohol (cheap Barbados rum)
Application: Brushing

Sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) anthotype by CB Campbell

“Cherries from Cherries” by CB Campbell
Country: Thunder Bay, Canada
Parts used: Fruit, pitted
Amount: Juice from 5-7 cherries per print
Extracted by: Mortar
Thinner: Thinned and stabilized with a few drops of lime juice and rubbing alcohol
Application: Brush


 
 

This anthotype is part of World Anthotype Day

World Anthotype Day was started by AlternativePhotography.com in 2022. In August anthotype artists all over the world celebrate the anthotype process and send in their entries. We add them here to the database and create a reference book for each year. The purpose of the day is to build a large resource where artist can learn which pigmenets and plants that work and draw inspiration from other artists' work. The reference books can be found here:

Volume 1 is the first book in the series:
Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022
Volume 1 contains 60 unique anthotype emulsions from 103 artists taking part from 31 countries.
 

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022


Volume 2 is the second book:
Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 2 – The collective research from photogaphers on World Anthotype Day 2023
Volume 2 contains 100 unique anthotype emulsions from 139 artists taking part from 31 countries.
 

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 2 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2023


 
If you want to learn more about making anthotypes there is also the "how-to" book:
Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plantsMake prints using plants - an environmentally safe process!
 
The most comprehensive resource on Anthotypes.
 

Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants

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If you are already practising anthotype printing, we suggest making notes to document and learn:
Anthotype notebook50 pre-defined pages for you to document your anthotype process.
 

Anthotype notes – Document your anthotype process

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