Sun Art

Have you guys ever heard of Sun Art?  I can't believe I've never heard of it before, but I came across it recently on a trip to the craft store and thought it would be fun to experiment with.  It's so easy to work with and makes the coolest art.  It would be great to do with kids too.

I bought mine at Hobby Lobby so I could use a coupon and save a few bucks, but they have it on Amazon too.

It's pretty self explanatory.  But you basically place objects on the paper, set it out in the sun for a few minutes and then rinse it off.  The sun reacts with the paper to turn it a deep blue color and the portion where the object was stays a light blue.  

I wanted a botanical vibe so I used several different plastic floral stems that were pretty cheap.  It really doesn't matter if they look super fake because you're just going for the silhouette.

The package says to add a few drops of lemon juice to the water when you rinse it for a deeper blue.  I didn't have any on hand so I used a few drops of lemon essential oil.  I think that did the trick.

I think a collection of 8 or so of these would create a really pretty gallery wall.  I used one in my entry way and a few more on my living room gallery wall. (I'll be sharing that soon).

It's so hard to take a picture of a picture isn't it?  The glare always gets me.

The bamboo cart is a thrift store find.  It was looking more like an 80's microwave cart when I found it, thanks to the black plastic wheels.  Thankfully that was an easy fix.  I just switched them out with these brass wheels from the hardware store.  I think it makes such a difference!  Here's a peek at what it looked like before.

I had already taken the wheels off in this picture (they are sitting on the shelf), but you get the idea.  I can't believe what a difference it made just to switch those out!  

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  We'll be busy painting our bedroom a bold color, hope it turns out the way I have envisioned it. :)


Dwellings by DeVore said...

i knew what i was going to say and then you show me that bar cart and i lose all thought and ability.... DROOOL. love it! but for real, love the sun art! i did that when i was a kid and emmy and i did it this summer, too!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

Ooh what color??? Can't wait to see! The art and cart are awesome!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

So fun! Now I want to try! I had a craft book when I was a kid that talked about how to make sun art using a bunch of scary chemicals (what were they thinking?) and I always wanted to try (but was scared by the scary chemicals) so this paper is genius! Now I must go buy some :)

Dwellings by DeVore said...

so pretty! and the bar cart is darling!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

Thanks for sharing the sun art and love the bar cart!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

This is great!! Never knew about that paper!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

Coolest art ever for sure. Love the blue!

Dwellings by DeVore said...

Sun art - I had no idea! How cool! And you're right - the wheels on that cart made all the difference. Well that - and your excellent styling skills.

Dwellings by DeVore said...

How fun!!! Love the fab 80s mircrowave cart makeover too....looking glam now!

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