Oh, I also tried using a negative (the 2nd negative below) and SetaColor paint...just got a solid color!
|Obvious I used circles for this print!|
|I used some paper leaves for this print...|
One of the first things you notice with Solar Fast is the ammonia smell...you have to get over this....or go back to SetaColor if you want sun prints.
|My 2nd negative - lots more contrast|
Because my first negative print didn't turn out, I looked for a picture (black and white) that had lots of contrast. I used this picture a few years ago to make a quilt for Ami's AAQI quilt initiative (you can see my finished piece here). I think it has enough contrast so I did print out...oh, I printed this on Jacquard's Solar Fast film...haven't tried this method using regular inkjet transparency film...guess that's my next test!
Here are my results...would I purchase Solar Fast in the future?.....yes...that is if I wanted to print out a picture onto fabric via sun printing. This is a cool feature of this product. Also, although I haven't tried this, you can print onto paper, fabric and I believe wood...you can read more about using the product on Jacquard's web site.
|Fabric painted & negative covered with glass, sitting in the sun!|
|First result - hint: make sure to dab paper towel to remove excess dye!|
|2nd attempt...I did remember to dab dye...not a bad print actually. you can see some veins even!|
|Gotta have a little shibori, right!|
|I like it!|