Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A little something caught my eye at a local bookstore last week, a Solar Printing Kit. While Reece was busy looking at some puppets, I picked it up and purchased it, hoping the perfect afternoon would present itself for some solar printing.
Sunday was it. The sun was shining, I had spent the morning on the trails with my nature journal and camera and Justin and Reece had been playing at home. After lunch I brought out the kit and the three of us tried it out.
We started by collecting some things from the garden to make our prints. We carefully removed the solar paper from its dark packaging and gently placed everything within the frame. Outside to the sun we went. It only took about three minutes for the dark blue paper to turn white, signaling the print was complete.
We came inside and proceeded with the next step, soaking the print in a little bit of water for one minute and then laying it on a towel to dry.
Ninety minutes later we had the most beautiful prints created with a few nature treasures from the garden, some solar paper and the sun. Amazing!
Lucky for us there are ten more sheets of solar paper...so many prints to be made.