Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: Sunprint Kits

I'll start off this week's Works for Me Wednesday by saying that I was a printmaking major in college, so anything that is a print-type thing really makes my heart sing. As K- was in recovery from her nasty funk (the beginning funk post is here), I was doing anything I could to get her motivated to get out and moving. I forgot that I had purchased a Sunprint Kit that has been sitting on our microwave for longer than I care to admit. We decided to pull it out and give it a go. The kit we had was the refill, since I also have a leaded glass studio in the house and obviously it was unnecessary for me to pay the extra for a piece of acrylic when I have more sheets of glass in the studio than I can tell you. (Eventually, I'll unearth the studio again and show you some pretty pictures.) Here is what we created:We have Lemon Bee Balm, Lavender, Coreopsis, Crown Vetch and Impatiens with a Petunia. A perfect, easy craft for any age on a sweltering summer day. In fact, as K- took a nap, I did a print from things outside for each letter in her name. We plan on framing them.

Sunprints work for me!


Rach said...

I remember these kits from when I was a kid! Oh, what fun for you guys. :o)

Well, off to work. This work thing is not all it's cracked up to be...;oP Just kidding! I'm SO glad to be back. My colleagues are the BEST!

An Aquarian Mind said...

Wow, they turned out beautiful. All of my years in art and I have never done this.