Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunprints

These are some of the sunprints that I did this summer. The top two were made, not with real leaves, but with little leaf masks that I found in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby. They are usually used for faux finishes. They worked great for the sunprints, and I can use them over and over again. The third sunprint was made using the kids' foam stickers in flower and leaf shapes. I bought them for myself , but the kids think I bought them for them, and I am borrowing them. The last sunprint was made by placing a sheet of plastic needlework canvas over the fabric, and it made an interesting grid design. You can really put just about anything on the fabric when making sunprints. I have even seen washers and pasta sunprints.

I used diluted Seta-Color paints on all except the second one, on that one I used fabric dye. I tried to make some more sunprints this week, but it was too windy, and the wind kept blowing all of my leaves off! So, sunprinting season might be over for this year.




3 comments:

Dianne said...

Hey Elisabeth, I haven't been here is so long shame on me, Missed all your great work. Like these Sunprints Love them, there beautiful. I said I was going to do some but never got around to it now I'll have to wait till next year...

Ricë said...

love the sun prints!

sandra wyman said...

Love these!
Great news from the experts on the quiltart list. You don't need sun to do sunprints. Just need to set up as normal somewhere warm and leave it all to dry! No need for outdoors, no need for sunshine, you can even leave it in the dark (it's the paint wicking to the dry areas not covered by leaves etc that does it apparently (have this from Sue Andrus herself so it must be reliable!)