Moon phase Solar Print activity
Make paper Moon Phase art prints your way, it's a beautiful process where exposing shadow to the light results in art .
Place stencils and plants on sheets of light sensitive vintage style blue printing paper , expose in the sunshine and fix in water.
Pure instant gratification Art !
Great for gifts, individual or group activity
What you get :
sheets of light sensitive paper
size : 4 x 6 inches / 10 x 15 cm.
Moon phase stencils with text and mountain scape see photos
Easy to follow instructions.
Beautifully presented in a plant based cellophane bag ready for taking on the go or gifting.
All kits come with helpful how to videos tutorial links to walk you through the process and how to modify your blues using household ingredients .
Perfect size for crafting gift cards or framed prints , tare into smaller pieces if you wish to make small note cards bookmarks and scrapbook embellishments.
Experiment exposing at different lengths of times to gain various depths of blue. Try different plants or write on glass to make creative inclusions.
Making prints is fun and easy simply take your kit to a dimly lit space, remove one sheet from your kit sit it on top of a sturdy surface like a book, place your Moon phase stencil on you light sensitive paper add plants if you wish, place your cellophane bag on top to hold your stencil and plants in place use a clothes peg to secure your layers.
Or alternatively substitute the cellophane bag with a piece of clean glass from a old picture frame. ( this works well because the weight helps the stencil and plants to have closer contact with the paper )
Parental supervision advised here.
Now you are ready to expose your paper to Ultraviolet rays , the sun is a perfect source for this, expose for 5-20 minutes or until your paper turns beige the longer the exposure the deeper the blue will develop in the water stage. Patience is key.
After exposing in the sunshine carefully carry your set back to your dimly lit space to remove objects , rinse your paper in cold running water making sure not to rub the paper. Pat dry and allow 24 hrs to develop to its full colour depth of beautiful blue.
Optional : fast track this step with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in water to speed up the oxidisation. And see instant deep blue appear.