So one day I woke up wanting to sun print and this is what I saw outside . . .
. . . another day I've been busy with the family or work and missed the sun. . .
What is an artist to do?!?
By creating a fake Sun or a Heated situation, I have found I can still produce great "Sun Prints."
1) Fake Sun
Following the instructions in this post, prepare the fabric and place the painted and masked fabric under a Fake Sun. I like using shop lights. . .
. . . as well as my desk lamps.
Both create the same images I get outside in the bright sun.
The amount of time to create the Sunless print will depend upon the heat and humidity in your home or studio.
2) Bottom Heat
By placing a heating pad underneath the painted fabric laid out on a cookie sheet, the same evaporation effect occurs and allows you to have a Sunless print!
The fastest way to create a Sunless print is to use a very hot iron.
I demonstrated this method on Quilting Arts TV Season 1700 and 1800.
- Simply place your painted fabric and heat-proof masks (I like to use shapes cut from overhead transparencies) on to a cookie sheet. (Don't plan on using the cookie sheet for baking again!)
- Cover the fabric with a Mistyfuse Goddess sheet.
- With an iron set on the cotton setting, iron over the top of the fabric until dry. This will take about 5 to 7 minutes of ironing.
- Remove the Goddess sheet and masks to discover your fabulous designs!
Are you inspired to create some fabulous Sun Printed Fabrics of your own yet? Go forth and create and then come back here on September 23rd to learn one more Sun Printed trick!
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