Cyanotype Solar Printing Kit - Basic, A6 Size

Cyanotype Solar Printing Kit - Basic, A6 Size

$15.44

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Learn to make your own beautiful blue and white prints using shadows, the sun and water with this simple DIY craft kit!

This kit provides the basic materials needed to produce cyanotype prints - simply expose the light sensitive paper to the UV rays of the sun, then rinse in water.

How does it work? The light sensitive paper in the kit was created by painting a heavy weight paper with a cyanotype emulsion liquid. When exposed to the UV light of the sun, a chemical reaction occurs and the paper changes colour. Prints are made by placing items over the paper to block out the light, or create shadows. When the paper is washed (developed), the blocked out areas become white, and the areas exposed to light become a deep blue.

Kit includes:

• Light sensitive cyanotype paper in A6 Size - (10.5 x 14.8 cm, ~about 4x6 inches) - this is roughly the size of a postcard. Paper is a beautiful lightly textured 200gsm weight. Each piece will have a white border of about 1cm.
• Practice strip of cyanotype paper
• Full and simple instructions

Things you need or will find helpful to have:

• 2-4 fold-over clips or pegs
• Things to make your prints with; botanical specimens are most popular, but you can also use film or x-ray negatives, paper cut-outs or stencils, small household objects, or anything which casts a shadow - the options are only limited by your creativity.
• Water for washing your print
• A small sheet of clear plastic (such as an old folder cover), or glass (from an old picture frame). These can be used to cover & flatten your specimen/object during the sun exposure - -just make sure the sheet is clean & bigger than the light sensitive paper.

The paper can later be framed, though may require a little trimming at the edges to fit standard store bought frames.

Good to know:

• All Tree Fern Designs craft kits are handmade - some small imperfections such as uneven brushstrokes may be present.

• The photos in this listing are a close representation of the item you will receive, but may not be the actual item. There may be slight variations between each piece, such as shape or colour - rest assured I do my best to make each piece look just as good or better than the photos (:

• This item only ships to Australia - please see our other kits for international shipping options.

Shipping from Australia

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • Australia : 2 - 10 business days
  • New Zealand : 2 - 4 weeks
  • United States : 2 - 6 weeks
  • Europe : 2 - 8 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Domestic Shipping (Australia)

Estimated shipping times are as follows:

Australia: 2-10 business days

Items are shipped with Australia Post as standard parcels or registered letters - this includes full tracking.

Express shipping (which also includes tracking) is available as an upgrade at checkout.

Questions? Please ask before purchasing or leave a note with your order if you have any concerns.

International Shipping

Current estimated shipping times:

USA & UK : 2-6 weeks.
Europe: 2-8 weeks.
New Zealand: 2-4 weeks

All orders come with tracking.

** Please see my shop announcement for the most recent estimate **

Questions? Please ask before purchasing or leave a note with your order if you have any concerns.

Returns, Refunds & Restocking Fees

If your order is returned to me and a refund is requested, I may charge a small restocking fee to cover the costs of initial postage to you. The restocking fee will apply in these circumstances:

>> Item/s returned due to wrong address provided by buyer
>> Item/s returned due to non-collection
>> Item/s returned due to buyers change of mind

The restocking fee will reflect the actual costs of postage incurred, and therefore depends on the method of postage & destination:

Australia: $3 to $9 AUD

International: $9 AUD

This is in addition to the postage paid, if charged.

If reshipment is required for returned items, additional postage charges will apply.

Packaging and Gift Messages

Packaging:
I am currently using small cotton bags or small gift boxes as packaging/gift wrapping. If you order multiple items, they will usually be packed in one bag or box by default.

If you are buying multiple items as gifts and would like separate packaging for each, please let me know which items need separate packaging -you can leave a note at checkout.

Gift Messages:
If you are sending your order to someone as a gift, and would like to include a note to the recipient, please leave a short message at checkout. I use small business-size note cards for this purpose and will hand write the message for you.

Note cards read on the front: "A little note for you"

If you would like a blank card to write your own note, please just ask (:

Care Instructions

Eco resin jewellery has a durable and generally waterproof finish, however some special care is required to keep it at its best.

• Store away from direct sunlight
• Avoid scratching or dropping the resin and ideally store separately from other jewellery.
• Prevent exposure to heat sources (this includes hot cars in summer!)
• Avoid letting the jewellery soak in water (showers, swimming etc)
• Avoid exposure to chemicals (nail polish removers, perfume, hair spray etc)
• Clean with a damp cloth and mild soap

Wholesale Availability

Thank you for your interest, unfortunately I am unable to offer wholesale at this time.

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