Sun printing fabric. The most common sun print fabric material is cotton. The basics of sun printing are this. Sun printing on fabric is a wonderful way to capture the summer sunshine and your favorite flowers leaves or seed pods. Lay fabric flat out of direct light to dry.
Sun painting or heliographic art is a process whereby certain fabric paints are applied to fabric and while still wet objects like stencils leafs feathers etc are placed onto the wet fabric. Just add a fabric medium so that the color will not wash out. How to use sun print fabrics. Start with a t shirt or pillowcase and you will have a stunning project in 2 hours.
Objects to be printed are placed on the printing surface as desired then pinned or placed under safety glass that must not block ultraviolet light. The fabrics also make lovely doll pillows and blankets. It is then placed in the sun. You wet down fabric paint the fabric with acrylic paint and put down leaves or any other fun shapes on top of the fabric.
Fabric pieces can be sewn into simple draw string bags which are perfect for holding gems fairies acorns pebbles seashells and other treasures. The possibilities are truly endless. You can use the resulting fabric to make napkins bags clothing or use it in a quilt or wall hanging. Supplies for sun printing on fabric.
The outlines of the objects are transferred to the fabric. Its fun and easy to use the sun to make prints from leaves or other objects using cotton fabric and transparent fabric paints. The chemically treated light sensitive fabric is available in silks and cottons and is an incredibly easy canvas on which to design gorgeous botanic prints. If you wish to iron the fabric use a velvet ironing mat and a cool setting on the iron.
Cotton tote or fabric fabric paints or fabric medium to add to basic craft paints plant material flat works best paint the area you are going to print on first. I used fabric paints but you can use regular craft paints. The most popular color. There are 1959 sun print fabric for sale on etsy and they cost 2146 on average.