Sun prints... and a giveaway

15 Aug 2014




I haven't tried making sun prints since I was at primary school. I can still remember being amazed by the magic of removing the objects from the paper, revealing the silhouettes left behind.

I bought a pack to do with the kids over the holidays and they really enjoyed it. Especially searching around the house for suitable objects to use. We found the flat items like the dried flowers worked best, as we could place some clear acetate over them, giving a really crisp edge.

To make:

You will need - sun print paper, acetate or a sheet of plastic or glass, a bowl of water and some interesting objects to print

▲ First gather together all your chosen items, some acetate or a piece of glass to keep down flat or light objects and a bowl of water.

▲ Next arrange your items on to the sun print paper. You will need to either do this quickly, or somewhere the sun's light cannot reach the paper, which is what I did. Apply the plastic sheet or acetate over the objects.

▲ Once all the items are in place, you will need to place the paper in direct sun light for a few minutes (or following manufacturers instructions) until the paper is exposed.

▲ Finally remove all the objects from the paper and submerge into cool water for a couple of minutes. The blue will turn to white, and the white to blue. Lay the paper flat to dry.








I just love how they turned out, I think they'd look great put in some frames. It was such a simple and no-mess project. I'd love to do this again in the Autumn too, with a collection of different shaped leaves or seed pods.

I also have another pack of sun print paper to giveaway...

The giveaway will end on the 25th August and I am happy to post worldwide.

Have a wonderful weekend! x

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Congratulations Laura! If you could email me your address and I'll get the pack in the post to you. x

35 comments :

  1. yours are fantastic! i was just saying to my boyfriend a couple weeks ago that i'd love to try some sun prints whilst there's still some sun about. love how they look.

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  2. These are amazing Caroline! Love the feather one especially. X

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  3. Hi! I have never seen this type of project in my city. After seen your sun prints, I'm really curious and would love to make some of these prints with my son. Thank you for the giveaway. Best regards from Barcelona,
    Marta
    http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. The sharp silhouettes are very effective! I like it a lot.

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  5. They're gorgeous! I love the feathers. I've never tried sun printing before. You've inspired me! Bee xx

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  6. this brought back nice memories of a long-ago project of mine - sun print making is so much fun! i really like the ones that bleached into white from blue, is that the reverse side? thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. What a fantastic idea, they've turned out really well. Not something I've seen before, but I love it, especially the "no mess" element! CJ xx

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  8. What fun - I'd love to have a go!!

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  9. I have never heard of this, but would love to have a go with Pops. Yours are lovely.
    Leanne xx

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  10. Oh I love this idea, great blog and I see you're in the same county as me :D

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  11. They are beautiful!!! I would love to try!

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  12. Please count me in! A lovely idea, would also be useful for paper cutting forms :) safxxx

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  13. These look super fun, I'd love to try it!

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  14. Would love to try these, they look amazing!

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  15. The feathers and ferns look awesome! Would love to test this type of paper out :)

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  16. Never heard of this - looks great though!

    Ashleigh

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  17. I've wanted some of this stuff for the longest time! Would love to make some with delicate seedheads and feathers and then frame them in a triptych. (:

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  18. These look fantastic - thank you for sharing such a cool project :)

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  19. These look great - my kids would absolutely love to create such prints :)

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  20. great blog, I really love the prints, very effective

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  21. I've never actually seen sun paper before. The children (and me) would love to make some pictures with it

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  22. Never seen anything like this before, amazing prize :)

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway. Great for our craft box :)

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  24. Fab competition they are amazing! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ’•

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  25. wow! this sure is fun! my lil girl would love it for sure!

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  26. Such a great idea...I loved these at school too :0) x

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  27. Looks fantastic. My 9 year old daughter loves anything crafty, so I'm sure she'd love to try this. :)

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  28. Looks amazing! I've never heard of sun paper - I must look in to it. Great thing to do with the big boy. x

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