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Blackberry (Rubus Fruticosus) anthotype by Reuben Frank Woods

“Changing Season” by Reuben Frank Woods
Country: UK
Parts used: Berries
Application: Brushing with a foam brush
Exposure time: 2 days (cloudy)
Month, season and year: August, Summer, 2022
Substrate: Card
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Blackberry (Rubus Fruticosus) anthotype by Reuben Frank WoodsBlackberry (Rubus Fruticosus) for making anthotypesAmount: Unknown
Extracted using: Blender and straining cloth
Thinner: Alcohol + a few drops of vinegar
Layers: 1
Used to create image: Plant photogram

Challenges or observations: The added vinegar created a lovely lilac colour, rather than the bluer non-vinegar emulsion. This emulsion could definitely be improved with a second or third coat and a longer exposure time. When dried hanging up, the emulsion retained its colour; however, other sheets that were dried lying down became an unpleasant yellow-grey colour.

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