Put the sun to work!

We have been getting non-stop sun in Toronto!  I thought there was no better time than now to give Sunography – solar powered photography a try.  These light sensitive watercolour papers just need sun, water, and a bit of creativity to become photos, notes or works of art.

It only takes a few minutes of exposure on a sunny day.  Lay down some objects like paper cut outs, flowers, toys or photo negatives on the paper and let the sun do it’s work!   Then rinse the paper in cold water  to reveal your rich indigo coloured print. Afterwards, the thick watercolour paper is strong enough to be embellished with paint and other drawing mediums. It is so much fun to experiment and see what comes out!

Sunography kit comes with six sheets (both sides can be exposed) 5X7″ in size.


6 Responses to “Put the sun to work!”

  1. heather says:

    Hello Elizabeth, It has been a while since I have used the kit and when I did it was under running water so I hate to say I am not completely sure exactly how much water is required. I think erring on the side of caution and bringing more than you think you need would be the right approach!!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Sounds awesome! I bought a kit and plan to use it at a picnic. Any idea how long you have to run water over it for (e.g. seconds, 30 seconds, a couple of minutes)? I need to ensure I bring enough water so as not to disappoint the kiddies.

  3. Holly Clarke says:

    I have the paints but no paper, can i still do it some how or will I have to find some of the paper, I have no idea what to do with just the paint

  4. heather says:

    The images shown are as-is, there hasn’t been any additional work done so they can definitely be left as they are! Very approachable for the artistically challenged :)

  5. brenda paine says:

    Hey — that’s really neat! Do you have to paint/draw on if after, or can it be left as-is once the image is done (so that artistically-challenged people like me can use it..)?

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