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Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) anthotype by Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand

“Flora & Fauna” by Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand
Country: Canada
Parts used: Red Cabbage core and 2 handfuls of leaves + cooking water from previous meal preparation + 1 teaspoon of alum to alternate color.
Application: Soaking 3 days in the refrigerator
Exposure time: 12 days on and off sunshine
Month, season and year: Summer 2022 end of July and beginning of August.
Substrate: 100% organic sateen cotton 120gsm
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) anthotype by Martine Marie-Anne ChartrandRed Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) for making anthotypesAmount: 2 handfuls of cabbage for several pieces of fabric
Extracted using: Cooking
Thinner: Tap water and alum
Layers: dipping for 3 days in the refrigerator
Used to create image: 13×19 digital positive transparency

Challenges or observations: Very successful, except for the many wrinkles in the print. This is due to the dipping method in the refrigerator. It was crumpled up in thigh space during the dipping process causing wrinkles. This in consequence adds some texture.

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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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