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Red cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubia) anthotype by Berta Ibáñez

“Life in Motion” by Berta Ibáñez
Country: France
Parts used: Leaves
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 4 weeks
Month, season and year: April, spring, 2021
Substrate: Fabriano watercolor paper 300 gm, previously treated with vinegar
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)
Anthotype made from red cabbageRed cabbage for making anthotypesAmount: 50 grams
Extracted using: Centrifuge
Thinner: 50% tap water + 50% alcohol
Used to create image: Laser printed OHP positive

Challenges or observations: The fact that the paper was pre-prepared with a mordant (vinegar dissolved in water) required a longer exposure time for the light areas to appear. The result is a very saturated violet colour.

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