The word "photography" means "writing with light," but you don't need a camera or print film to practice the "photographic technique" of cyanotype…just our all-in-one Cyanotype Postcard Kit
! Invented in the 1840s, cyanotype uses a chemical photo agent mixture to transform watercolor paper into paper that's sensitive to UV light. When you place an object, photo, or drawing on the treated paper and expose it to sunlight, the result is a spectacular "blueprint"—your image preserved in white on a field of Prussian blue. This boxed kit, created in the Netherlands, contains all the tools you'll need to explore this unusual art form: two bottles of powdered photo agent (to be mixed with distilled water), a measuring cup, a stirrer, a foam brush, a mixing cup, a 4½"x 6¾"x2" washing tray, twelve 4"x5¾" watercolor postcards, two pairs of plastic gloves, and an instruction booklet. What a cool way to send unique handmade art to special friends!