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The summer was spent Solar Painting -- working with sun-activated dyes.
Flowers, leaves, transparencies, negatives, and paper cut into intricate shapes were all used to create layers of shapes and tonalities.They were placed on top of paper that had been painted with solar activated dye. All of it was put in the sun to develop into fascinating images.
Every piece was surprising when the layers were peeled off, revealing the results of Central New York's combination of unpredictable sun, clouds, haze, wind, and shadows of trees.
The more I worked with it, the more possibilities seem to crop up, including holiday cards.
Check out this article about Cyanotypes from the 1800's.