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Raspberry, common (Rubus idaeus) anthotype by Melanie Schoeniger

“Just being alive” by Melanie Schoeniger
Country: Germany
Parts used: Last fresh fruit at the end of the ripeness period picked directly from the plant
Application: Brushing multiple times
Exposure time: 3 weeks
Months, season and year: July, summer, 2022
Substrate: Hahnemühle watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Raspberry, common (Rubus idaeus) anthotype by Melanie SchoenigerRaspberries for making anthotypesAmount: A handful for each print
Extracted using:Mortar
Thinner: Vodka
Layers: 4-5
Used to create image: Positive on OHP
Challenges or observations:
The color is a bit too light, maybe dipping next time? The details and contrast are weak, I might change the positive/the paper, maybe add some blackberry or ginger or something that darkens the emulsion. Exposure was not too short, maybe too long. I think mostly I need to learn more about the process and all its variables. The challenges seem to be more related with my abilities than with the the abilities of raspberries.

Additional information:
I tried exactly the same emulsion on an cyanotype created on Hahnemühle Platinum Rag with exactly the same positiv, but there was almost no raspberry visible anymore. Seems like it might be the different paper quality? And many thanks for your efforts! Love your book on Anthotypes.

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