Botanical Blueprinting: Cyanotype Craft Box / Kit

Create your own blueprints from plants and explore the history of photography.


Magda Kuca

Magda Kuca

3k

    label £35


Explore the history of early photography and make your very own blueprints from real botanical specimens in this unique DIY craft kit.

Your craft box will introduce you to the basics of the cyanotype printmaking process using watercolour paper, cyanotype paint and sunlight to create your own botanical images.

The cyanotype process allows you to create beautiful floral Prussian blueprints - just open your craft kit to learn about its history and chemistry! Following detailed step-by-step instructions, you'll use real dried plants to create interesting images.

Explore this early photographic printmaking process on your own for some creative downtime, sit down and enjoy the kit with your partner, friends or family or gift it to a botany lover as a special creative present.

Your DIY craft box / kit includes:
  • Cyanotype paints kit - 2 x 30 ml paints.
  • 5 x sheets of watercolour paper.
  • Foam brush.
  • Dried botanical specimens.
  • Gloves.
  • Detailed instructions of the process to follow.

International shipping is available at an extra cost: please enquire for details.

Enjoy this creative experience and have fun making some unique botanical images whilst you explore the processes of early photography in the comfort of your home. If you've never tried printmaking before, don't worry - this craft box is designed for beginners.

As you get crafting you'll soon find yourself absorbed in the printmaking process. By the time you've completed your craft box, you'll have some unique and interesting botanical prints to display at home. You'll also have a new appreciation for historical printmaking practices, as well as lots of new skills to use for future projects.
What you'll need
  • Picture frame.
  • Cup for mixing ingredients.
  • Tap water.
  • Hairdryer (optional but highly useful!).
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.

Your provider
Magda Kuca
Magda Kuca

3k

I'm Magda, a Polish artist and photographer working from my London studio. With a great passion for historical photographic and printmaking techniques, I produce my own work and teach fun and creative methods of printmaking to fellow artists, beginners or those who simply wish to spend some time getting creative!

My journey with historical processes began in 2013 and since then I've worked with a range of photographic techniques: more experimental and complex such as wet plate collodion photographic glass plate process invented in 1856, gum bichromate, salt print, as well as those basic and simple to use like cyanotype, anthotype or pinhole photography. For the last few years, I have taken part in several festivals, larger community projects and private events internationally, providing participants with a great deal of knowledge, experience and entertainment.

In the past I have collaborated with various art institutions and galleries across London, including University of Arts London, British Museum, CitizenM, WeTransfer providing all sorts of unique experiences for local communities and participants of all levels of experience: adults, seniors, children and adults with learning disabilities.

I look forward to sharing my passion for historical photographic printmaking techniques with you!

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