Make Art With Nature! Sun Prints

2 Materials
$10
10 Minutes
Easy

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!
make art with nature sun prints
Gather leaves
Go for a nature walk. Gather leaves. Try to find a variety of shapes.
make art with nature sun prints
Place leaves on sunprint paper
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.
make art with nature sun prints
Let sit in sun
Let it sit for 1-5 minutes. The paper will start to fade. When the paper turns light blue, it's done.
make art with nature sun prints
Remove leaves
Take it inside and gently remove the leaves and acrylic. This is the reverse of how it will look.
make art with nature sun prints
Rinse with water
Rinse the paper and watch as it magically changes color.
make art with nature sun prints
Let dry
Let dry on paper towels. If it needs to be flattened, place it under heavy books for a few hours.
make art with nature sun prints
Frame your new art!
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!
make art with nature sun prints
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Suggested materials:

  • Sunprint paper  (amazon)
  • Leaves  (nature)
Emy Flint | Semigloss Design

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