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
Discard the stems
You can cut the stems up and cook them, there completely good and healthy.
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.
Use some old material or clothes to squeeze out the liquid
Squeeze out the liquid into a tray.
Let paper soak in the juices of vegetables and paint on the juice emlusion with a hake brush.
Let it dry over night and use the next day.
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.