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Rose Madder or Dyer’s Madder (Rubia Tinctorum) anthotype by Roxanne Lasky

“Dad’s Spirit” by Roxanne Lasky
Country: USA
Parts used: Root
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 25 hours over several days
Month, season and year: January, Winter 2022
Substrate: watercolor paper, 300 gsm
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Rose Madder or Dyer's Madder (Rubia Tinctorum) anthotype by Roxanne LaskyRose Madder or Dyer's Madder (Rubia Tinctorum) for making anthotypesAmount: 4 tablespoons
Extracted using: Cooking
Thinner: Distilled water
Layers: 3
Used to create image: Ink-jet-printed positive on acetate (was not black and white). The positive was from other photo experiments and will focus on high contrast transparencies.

Challenges or observations: This was an early test for me. Dye is more dilute than flower petal emulsions. Should have strained the liquor better to avoid graininess. Longer process in winter sun. Still think the results were ok, but will add more layers of color in future.

Experiments are never a waste of time.

Instagram: @roxannelasky

Illustration of Rubia Tinctorum
Illustration of Rose Madder or Dyer’s Madder (Rubia Tinctorum).
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