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« on: January 11, 2004 10:19:10 PM »

Has any one seen this so called sun print paper i read about on the internet???
it's a blue sheet of paper.. you sit it outside in a pan .. and lay flowers..stmes..leaves onto it and then after a period of time you run it under cold water.. and wherever something layed on it.. it turns white
- thus making botanical-ish cards,tags,envelopes.. you name it.Plus you can write on this paper with ink also.
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2004 12:05:19 PM »

It's actually just blue-print paper. I've used it a couple of times, but I've never had any particularly exciting results. I'm sure other people have had better luck than me!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2004 05:12:08 PM »

thanks for the info.. at least i know i'm not crazy! hehe
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2004 03:38:18 PM »

you can also do a cheap version of this w/ colored construction paper.  it fades in the sun, too.  of course, after time, the whole pic will fade.  i wonder if anyone knows how to prevent construction paper from doing this??
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2004 05:40:49 PM »

Ok, so I'm the paper geek I guess. Generally construction paper is not great to use because it's not acid-free or archival... So nothing you make out of construction paper is going to last very long. This is why it's great for kids. And cheap. It's basically thick, colored newsprint.

If you wanted to preserve the color better, you might try coating it with a UV varnish of some kind. You can get paint-on acrylic varnish with the acrylic mediums or a spray varnish of some kind. The key is UV protectant, something like fixative or polyurethane won't do it.

(I used to work at an art-supply store, so I picked up a lot of this sort of information.)
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2004 10:17:52 PM »

i've used this paper and the best results came from lying out things that had definite shapes to them--leaves (with a rock or something placed on them so they don't blow away), scissors, small toys.  i thought it was fairly entertaining and a nice afternoon activity because it is fun to see your photos devlop right before your eyes!  i think i saw some on sale at Michael's recently, too.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2004 09:37:45 PM »

cyanotype chemistry is not VERY expensive and with that you get an actual cyan print...i'm not sure if this is what you're after, but it is very cool...and permanent once it's rinsed and set.  you can print "negatives" on transparency sheets from the computer, too, though i've always used sheet film...
i have a great one of my gal anubis at school, i'll send it tomorrow...

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