Sun Sensitive Paper

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Sun Sensitive Paper


Sun Sensitive Paper is coated with light-sensitive chemicals, which react to light waves and particles when exposed to light. Place leaves, flowers, coins, and other objects on this paper. A perfect white image on a blue background will result. Linking art with science, this process can create amazing effects.


 Method: Sun Sensitive Paper

Step One
 Always choose a day and time where you can see your own shadow to avoid paper from not exposing. Otherwise use a UV Lamp.


Step Two
Place objects onto the Sun Sensitive Paper indoors. Cover with Acetate so objects don't move. Whilst transporting paper outside cover with a dark sheet.


Step Three
Expose paper to UV light for 3–7 mins. The results depend on the density of the objects or image, as well as how long it is exposed.


Step Four
Rinse the paper in a waterbath to “fix” image. Paper will  darken as it dries.


Step Five
The blocked light has turned to white while the paper has remained blue.





 Exploration: Sun Sensitive Paper

Experiment with Height
Lace standing upright, creates a great 3D effect.


Photographic Negatives
Lay down 35mm film negatives onto the sun sensitive paper for photographic results.


Srunched Paper
Scrunched up paper plays with the sun's shadows.




Sun Sensitive Paper 20 x 30cm 15's
Marbling Tray 30 x 40cm
Spiky Pods Asst 250g
Dried Sun Flowers Asst 50g
Dried Seedless Fruit Pods 150g
Brush Cones Asst 10's
Skeleton Leaves Coloured Large 50's
Skeleton Leaves Coloured Small 100's
Sea Shells 1kg
Basics Buttons Asst 600g approx 1400pcs