“Happy Cousins” by Johan Alfraeus
Country: Hammarö/Karlstad, Sweden
Parts used: Powder, paste and sauce. Turmeric 50%, Red Curry Paste 30%, Tabasco Scorpion Sauce (Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, the hottest tabasco sauce there is) 20%
Amount: 60 grams Turmeric powder, 36 grams Red Curry Paste, 24 grams Tabasco Scorpion Sauce
Extracted by: Mix of ingredients listed above
Thinner: 96% Alcohol (Ethanol/Isopropanol). Emulsion strained through double-folded cotton fabric
Application: Sponge brush
Layers: 1 (substrate saturated)
Substrate: Saunders Waterford CP High White Aquarelle paper (12″ x 9”)
Created with: OHP positive after calibration, necessary to get the best result.
Exposure: 2 days (70% sun/30% overcast), July, summer, 2023
Contrast: ✿✿✿ (High) after rinsing in tap water for 5 min and Borax: 4 teaspoons in 500 mL of distilled water, 2 min)
Challenges or observations: I would rate the contrast of the print as ✿✿ before Borax treatment.
Additional information: A ”slower” anthotype sensitizer than fresh spinach. I’ve also tried fresh nettle leaves (bad result) and ”kirskål” (Aegopodium podagraria, useless IMO: ✘ (no bleach whatsoever after >2 weeks outside).