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Make Art With Nature! Sun Prints

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With fall approaching, I'm ready to start bringing nature inside. It won't be long before all the leaves are gone. Sunprints are the perfect way to remember those pretty leaves! Plus, the blue paper is gorgeous and looks much more expensive than it is. Best of all, this is a kid friendly art project that looks great! It's the perfect art piece to go with trendy indigo!
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
Go for a nature walk. Gather leaves. Try to find a variety of shapes.
On a sheet of cardboard, place a sheet on sunprint paper (blue side UP), then your leaves, then the piece of acrylic. Lay it in a sunny spot with no shadows.
Let it sit for 1-5 minutes. The paper will start to fade. When the paper turns light blue, it's done.
Take it inside and gently remove the leaves and acrylic. This is the reverse of how it will look.
Rinse the paper and watch as it magically changes color.
Let dry on paper towels. If it needs to be flattened, place it under heavy books for a few hours.
Once dry, you can frame them. The blue darkens to such a pretty shade! I love how they look with these barnwood frames from HomeGoods!
For more details, click here. 

Materials I used for this project:

  • Sunprint paper   (amazon)
  • Leaves   (nature)

To see more: http://www.semiglossdesign.com/sun-print-paper

Ask the creator about this project

  • Evelyn Schaedel
    Evelyn Schaedel New York, NY
    on Aug 17, 2017

    Wow! This is neat! Thanks for sharing!

  • Donna Powell
    Donna Powell Seymour, TN
    on Aug 22, 2017

    These are beautiful. I'm going to look for this paper and try a few of these. Thanks for sharing.

    • Emy Flint | Semigloss Design
      Emy Flint | Semigloss Design Frederick, MD
      on Aug 22, 2017

      Thanks Donna! It was such a fun project! I definitely need to make more! How stunning would an entire gallery wall be??

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