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Woad (Isatis tinctoria) anthotype by Pam Du Val


“Hope” by Pam Du Val
Country: UK
Parts used: Leaves
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 9 hours
Month, season and year: August, Summer, 2022
Substrate: Bristol board
Contrast of final print: *** (High)

Woad (Isatis tinctoria) anthotype by Pam Du Val
Woad (Isatis tinctoria) for making anthotypesAmount: For example: 6 leaves (3 tbsp per print)
Extracted using: Pestle and Mortar
Thinner: Vodka
Layers: 3
Used to create image: Hand printed Indian ink and drawn posca pen, on OHP acetate

Challenges or observations:
The same emulsion on a different paper needed a much longer exposure, but this piece had a lovely bright green tone, fading to a pale duck egg, creating good contrast.

Instagram: @starrygazypie

Additional information you would like to share:
I wrote this ‘Hope’ Haiku specifically for World Anthotype Day:

thoughts around being in nature during the pandemic – and in hard times

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