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An experiment gone... unexpected

Sometimes you have this idea, but when you act on it, it turns out different than you expected. Not exactly wrong, just unexpected. Those are the best surprises.

So I had this fantasy about combining a cyanotype and a Polaroid transfer print. I thought it might be cool to combine this graphic looking cyanotype of a bit of scaffolding:

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with this soft and dreamy polaroid of a windmill:

Photo by stratski

So I cut up my polaroid and transferred it to the cyanotype print. But the delicate sepia color of the polaroid was no match for the powerfull blue of the cyanotype.

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I really didn’t like it, so I decided to tranfer the polaroid a second time, to a blank piece of card. To my surprise, the cyanotype image had sort of imprinted itself on the dark bits of the polaroid.

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So I got my cyanotpe/polaroid combination after all. Just not as I expected it.

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