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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 17 May 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920958
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 224
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £14.99

Beginner’s Guide to Cyanotype


Beautiful projects to print with light by Kim Tillyer

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Book Description

Learn to use the cyanotype process on fabric, note cards, paper and so much more!

Create a beautiful blue coloured world using this amazing printing process with detailed instruction from popular crafter Kim Tillyer.

Crafters will learn how to apply a special light-sensitive solution to various surfaces and witness the transformative effect of sunlight or UV light, as their creations magically turn into vibrant blue works of art. What makes cyanotype particularly appealing is its versatility, as it provides a fun, accessible, and affordable means to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary blue-hued keepsakes.

Whether you are a budding artist in search of a new creative outlet or an individual seeking to infuse your gifts with a mesmerizing blue hue, Beginner's Guide to Cyanotype will serve as your ultimate beginner-friendly guide. You are guided on how to use cyanotype printing on a variety of surfaces and unlock the potential of this enchanting artistic process. With Kim Tillyer's expert instruction and inspiration, you will embark on a journey of artistic exploration, creating unique and captivating cyanotype masterpieces that reflect your individual style and vision.

Table of Contents


What is cyanotype?

Tools and materials

Basic Technique

Atkins-style Greetings Card, Travel Journal, Topiary Garden Pop-up Card, Trompe L’oeil Purse, ‘Picnic in the Woods’ Cutlery Roll, ‘Patchwork’ Tote Bag, Fabric Night Lights, Portraits and Pictures, ‘Hag Stone’ Jewellery

‘Toil and trouble...’: when things go wrong

Last word





About the Author

About Kim Tillyer

Born into an artistic family, Kim was always encouraged to paint and draw creatively. Although as a teenager she went to Harrogate Art College in the UK for her Foundation year, it wasn’t until Kim was in her late 30s that she began studying for a degree in Textiles and Surface Design at what was Cleveland College of Art and Design (now The Northern School). She graduated with first class honours at the age of 40. Kim rediscovered cyanotype a process introduced to her as a child via an old pack of Sun Print paper someone had given her children, while developing artwork for her degree; from there her blue-and-white adventures began.

Kim regularly participates in trade shows, exhibits at art fairs and galleries, and teaches workshops. She has illustrated several poetry and children’s books, and her work has also featured in two regional magazines, Cumbria Life and Cumbria Magazine. In 2020, Kim appeared on BBC Countryfile as part of Wordsworth’s 200th birthday celebration.

Kim is based in a studio near Keswick in the Lake District, UK.

For more information visit:
her website: witchmountain.co.uk
her Instagram and Facebook pages via @witchmountain

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