Friday, August 5, 2011

Sun Prints

On Tuesday a friend and I got together and made sunprints using Setacolor paint.

The shapes put on top of the fabrics in two of these are the wooden ones from the craft store. They are cheap and work well-heavy enough not to blow away, if there is wind.

 She has metal plates that we put under the fat quarters of cotton, then sprayed water on the fabric and painted them. After exposing them to the sun, we had the prints.



I really love getting comments and try to reach people, but my server doesn't want to give me the email from someone's profile. Email me, and I'll answer. It's fun to exchange ideas.

I also have to remember to give more information on things.  The fabrics from the last post were fat quarters, and I wanted to use only fabrics from the bundle, so the piece is about 30 inches square. Most of what I do is small, as that is what I enjoy making and why I get more done. My family all have lots of bed quilts and don't seem to use them anyway, so I rarely make them anymore and mostly for charity when I do. Also, what I do tends to be labor intensive and can be fairly heavy with embellishments, so hanging is an issue if they are large.

8 comments:

Barbara said...

I have never done sun prints! This is intriguing to me, will have to google the process. These are so lovely!

Vicki W said...

Those are very cool!

Gina said...

Beautiful! Sun prints are on my to-try list yet - hope I get some results like this!

dianehobbit said...

I ordered some paints this afternoon. Seeing your blog I will have to give it a go. Lovely patterns.

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful prints, fabulous mix of colours. Kim

Suztats said...

Fantastic results! I would love to do sun prints one day....need to get some setacolor.

Katie said...

This had some really cool affects!

Lynda said...

I've done this but never put the item under the fabric. I'll have to try that! Thanks.