Are you looking for a fun art project that celebrates both the natural world and your positive outlook? Cyanotype printing might be just the thing! This easy printing process uses sunlight and blue dye to create beautiful patterns and designs on paper. And, if you add positive affirmations to your cyanotype prints, you can create a little bit of personal art therapy as well.
What are Cyanotype Prints?
Cyanotype prints are a type of photographic print that uses cyan-blue pigments. This printing method was first developed in the 1800s and was commonly used for architectural drawings and blueprints.
Today, cyanotype prints are prized for their unique appearance. The cyan-blue pigment creates a striking contrast with white or light-colored surfaces, making cyanotype prints ideal for creating bold, graphic images. cyanotype prints can be made at home using readily available materials, making them a popular choice for DIY photographers and artists.
Affirmations and the Power of Positive Thinking
Of course here at Reflect Affirm we are all about positive thinking. When Cyanotype printing caught my eye I thought they were the perfect way to support positive affirmations.
The calming blue tones are beautiful. Nature in itself is good for the soul. I wanted to create a FREE Cyanotype Prints PDF so they could be displayed on the wall or printed smaller to be tucked into your pocket.
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Free Cyanotype Printable Artwork for Affirmations PDF
You will find the link to my FREE Affirmations Cyanotype Printable PDF below. Simply enter your email, download and print! Included are eight different designs.
The designs include ONE WORD POWERFUL POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS:
My personal favorite is Dream – I just keep admiring it and dreaming BIG.
I recommend printing on cardstock or watercolor paper for stability. The prints will be 8.5 x 11 inches. I suggest printing at actual size or 100%. Cyanotype prints will be darker if printed on a laser printer. If you have access to a copy machine, use the photo setting for your brightest prints.
Arrange the prints in a frame, on a clipboard or just hang them with washi tape. Wherever you choose to display your affirmations, take a moment each day to read them out loud. Soak in the positive words and let them fill your mind with good vibes.
Let me know how you chose to display your affirmations. I would love to see a photo! Share your images on social media and tag #ReflectAffirm.
How to make Cyanotype Prints
Want to create a cyanotype print yourself? To create a cyanotype print, all you need is a piece of paper or fabric, cyanotype solution, and an object to use as a negative. Once you have your materials, you will need to expose the paper or fabric to sunlight or ultraviolet light. This process will cause the cyan-blue pigment to react with the light, resulting in a permanent image. You can see all the details here.
Cyanotype prints are simple to make and offer limitless creative possibilities. Whether you use them for photography, art, or simply as unique home décor, cyanotype prints are sure to add a touch of charm to your life.
Get more FREE printable affirmations here.