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Experimenting with SunArt Paper

I recently picked up a pack of SunArt Paper from HobbyLobby. I'd actually been wanting to try it for a while but never purchased it before. Now I'm glad I did.

What is SunArt Paper? SunArt Paper is special sun sensitive paper that you can use to create prints by leaving it out in the sun for a few minutes. Basically you place masks or objects on top of your paper, place it outside for about 5 minutes, rinse it and then let it dry. The paper will turn a dark blue with your print being a lighter color.

I thought the prints would make cool patterned paper. I used two different prints in my layout below:
 As far as I know, you can only get sunart paper that turns blue (please comment below if you know if it comes in other colors) but blue worked perfect for this layout. I like it next to the bright contrasting yellow.

For my first few prints I used cilantro, a small tree branch and some buttons. This is what it looked like before I placed it in the sun:

Have you ever used SunArt Paper? They also make a solution you can apply to fabric and get the same effect.
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  1. This is so cool! I've never used this paper but it definitely looks like fun. :-)

  2. I've never seen this before but it's awesome! I love the cilantro print!

    1. I think the cilantro print turned out the best. I'm gonna be doing more. :)

  3. I don't know if the paper comes in other colors, but I know that there's *fabric* that does. I saw a quilt a couple years ago, and if I'm remembering correcty, there was green, red/orange, and maybe yellow in addition to the blue. There's also a fun-seeming product called ink-o-dye that you use on fabric and it comes in lots of colors. I haven't tried it myself (yet)


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