Skip to product information
1 of 8

Blue Seaweed Cyanotype Postcard Gift Set

Blue Seaweed Cyanotype Postcard Gift Set

Regular price $11.00
Regular price Sale price $11.00
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This beautiful set of five A6 postcards features prints from cyanotype exposures of seaweed collected from the shorelines of Cornwall by designer and printmaker Krystal.

Cyanotype printing is a camera-less technique dating back to the 1800's. The prints are taking by placing the objects, in this case pieces of Cornish seaweed, onto paper which has been coated with a solution of iron salts. The paper is then exposed to sunlight and the UV rays change the exposed areas of the salt solution into gorgeous shades of blue. The white left underneath, perfectly showcases the detailed fronds and structure of the seaweed. The prints are then washed with water to prevent any further changes from the light.

This postcard set includes 5 different images on FSC certified card with a traditional postcard layout on the back for sending. Alternatively the postcards would look stunning framed up a set for a beach themed decor. 

Presented in a brown card envelope with string tie they would make a great gift for lovers of the sea or of the lost art of postcard writing.

Shipping & Returns

Dispatch time

We aim to pack and dispatch orders all within three working days. This time should be added to the typical delivery time stated for your chosen method of carriage. Please remember that we are not Amazon Prime and it is not possible to arrange next day delivery. If you are absolutely desperate for an item please contact us by email BEFORE placing your order to discuss options.

*The terms below relate to shipping within the UK mainland*

Royal Mail

Choose from second class shipping at a flat rate of £3 per order or first class shipping at flat rate of £4 per order. These services will not be tracked.

Orders over £40 will automatically attract free shipping and will be sent via Royal Mail Tracked 48.

Evri 

We have recently added the option to have your item shipped via Evri (previously known as Hermes). Their standard service has a stated turnaround time of 2-4 business days, they also offer a next day delivery service. We charge a flat rate of £3 per order for Evri Standard and £4 per order for Evri Next Day. Please remember that delivery time is calculated from the date the item reaches Evri, this could be up to 3 working days in accordance with our stated dispatch times above. Orders over £40 automatically qualify for free shipping. All Evri deliveries are tracked.

Note: We are aware that the quality of the Evri service varies across the country and although their service is usually excellent when delivering here in Fowey, we cannot guarantee that will be the case where you are so please choose your shipping options wisely.

Local delivery

Available within 5 miles of Fowey, this side of the river only within 3 working days of order. If your address is tricky to find please ensure that you leave details in the note at checkout or let us know your safe place to leave items.

Collection from the shop

Available during opening hours, usually within 24 hours of an order being placed. You will be sent an email when your order is ready to collect.

Lost items

We will not be able to consider refunds until at least 14 working days have passed from the date of postage. During periods of industrial action this will be extended to at least 21 days and we would ask you to please be patient in those circumstances. If your order has not arrived after 14 days please contact us by email.

​If there are any extenuating circumstances which might delay your order further, you will be notified by email to advise of the delay and to discuss options.

Returns & refunds

Please click here to read our returns & refunds policy.

International Shipping

Post Brexit International Shipping has become exceptionally onerous for small businesses, particularly ones like mine which mainly ship domestically. Shipping charges will often vary considerably depending exactly what items are purchased. Your order will be sent via the postage service which most closely matches the amount you have paid for postage. If there is a significant discrepancy we will refund any overpayment and reserve the right to contact you to discuss options in the event of underpayment.

As a small business with minimal margins on our gift products we are unable to absorb shipping costs over and over the amount paid and hope that you will understand this. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a free shipping service internationally.

We will complete the relevant customs forms but will not be responsible for any tax which may be levied for collection within the destination country as this is simply too big and complicated an undertaking for us to deal with when we handle so few international orders. Please make yourself aware of any shipping restrictions pertaining to the destination country. We recommend using this guide before ordering to check that we are able to ship the item you intend to order.

Last updated: 24th January 2023

 

 

View full details