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The distinctive silhouette of a Swallow and an intricate blue meadow design is captured on this large decorative vase. The design is created using the Cyanotype technique on a beautifully translucent handmade textured paper which is then applied to glass. 


The old photographic process of Cyanotype was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1841. A light sensitive solution is applied to paper, objects or negatives layered on then exposed to sunlight, the solution is then rinsed off in water and the paper dried, fixing the image in glorious blue tones.

Please note the outside of the vase is paper so preferably just for display of dried seed heads/ flowers or fairy lights inside. Battery powered fairy lights (as pictured) work well. I use rechargeable batteries. The inside is glass so water can be used for fresh flowers if very careful when rinsing out not to splash the outside.


Height 20cm, Diameter 8cm approx.


Copyright 'The Way to Blue' 2022.

Large Swallow Meadow Cyanotype Vase

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