How to Make a Light Sensitive Artwork

Materials:

Light sensitive paper (ask your local Art supplier about this)
A hard cover book big enough to fit under the paper
A collection of 'interesting' small objects (eg shells,hairclips,
necklaces, lace ribbons, keys, scissors etc.)
A baking tray covered with water to a depth of about 5cm
Strong direct sunlight
Newspaper
Glue
Thin white cardboard (optional)

Method:

1. Place the light sensitive paper on top of the book.
2. In the shade, carefully arrange the objects in a creative way onto the paper.
3. Take the book, paper and objects into the direct sunlight for 2 minutes.
4. Return the book, paper and objects to the shade and remove the objects
from the paper.
5. Place the light sensitive paper into the water for approximately 5 minutes.
6. Slowly remove the paper from the water with your fingers and place it on the
newspaper to dry.
7. Once dry, mount the artwork on white card with glue.

 

 

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