Image above – Styrian Panther –  Swiss Chard Anthotype

One of the most satisfying Anthotype to do would have to be spinach, swiss chard and beetroot.  Mainly because after couple of hour your start to see results. Some of the Anthotypes I’ve recently experiment with such as mushroom Anthotypes take at least 2-4 weeks for a full exposure.

How to make a Swiss Chard Anthotype

You need a 4 – 5 leaves of leaves to make 8″ x 10″ print

Swiss Chard Anthotype
Swiss Chard Anthotype 4-5 leaves

Discard the stems

Swiss Chard Anthotype
Swiss Chard Anthotype -stems discarded.

You can cut the stems up and cook them, there completely good and healthy.

Swiss Chard Anthotype
Swiss Chard Anthotype

Blend the leaves in 1-2 caps full of alcohol.

Add salt and leave for 10 mins. This will assist in extracting the spinach emulsion.

Swiss Chard Anthotype
Swiss Chard Anthotype

Use  some old material or clothes to squeeze out the liquid

Swiss Chard Anthotype
Swiss Chard Anthotype

Squeeze out the liquid into a tray.

Swiss Chard Anthotype
Swiss Chard Anthotype liquid in glass tray.

Let paper soak in the juices of vegetables and paint on the juice emlusion with a hake brush.

Swiss Chard Anthotype
Swiss Chard Anthotype – Hake brush

Swiss Chard Anthotype

Let it dry over night and use the next day.

Swiss Chard Anthotype
Swiss Chard Anthotype

Use a contact frame and negative the size of your paper. Then exposure in sunlight from the morning to evening.

That’s it! Really simple.

Styrian Panther - Swiss Chard Anthotype
Styrian Panther – Swiss Chard Anthotype

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October 6, 2019

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