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Oak Apple (Andricus quercuscalicis) anthotype by Margje Bijl

“Love is not Enough” by Margje Bijl
Country: The Netherlands
Parts used: Dried balls (5-10 years old)
Application: Foam brush
Exposure time: 8 days
Month, season and year: August, summer, 2022
Substrate: Page from an antique book, Love is Enough by William Morris, 1873
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Oak Apple (Andricus quercuscalicis) anthotype by Margje BijlOak Apple (Andricus quercuscalicis) for making anthotypesAmount: 50 balls
Extracted using: Cooking for 20 minutes, leaving it for 24 hours, then crushing the balls with a mortar.
Thinner: Tap water
Layers: Enough for 8 prints with 2-3 layers.
Used to create image: Positive on clear polyester film gloss 250 g/m²

Challenges or observations: The print turned into a negative! I am pleasantly surprised because it resonates with my project inspired by the photographs of the Pre-Raphaelite Muse Jane Morris. Do make sure you only apply the emulsion on the area you wish to print on.

Instagram handle: @janemorris_margje and @janemorrismuseum
Website: https://www.reflectionsonjanemorris.com/

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