Sewing Notions Sun Prints

Looking for some simple artwork for a sewing room? The kids and I made these quick and easy sun prints with photo-sensitive sun print paper.

Simply choose your favorite objects from the sewing room and arrange them on the paper indoors. Two-dimensional objects can be covered with a clear piece of plexiglass to hold them in place. Then move the paper and objects outdoors in direct sunlight for about two minutes, being careful not to bump around the objects. Rinse the paper and let it dry. That’s all there is to it.

Here we used scissors, eyelet trim, buttons, thread, safety pins and burlap and mounted them to a linen-covered board.

7 Replies to “Sewing Notions Sun Prints”

  1. You can make cheap sun prints with regular construction paper. Just lay out your objects in the morning sun and by evening the paper will have faded enough to see the shapes. You also get a lot more color options this way. It’s not as quick as the sun prints (which we also love) but a fun alternative nonetheless.

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