This week we got a chance to try our Wood papers with Jacquard SolarFast dyes. SolarFast dyes work great with paper and natural fabrics and we found these dyes are also great to use on wood paper! We did a few image and time tests and ultimately created some shadow prints with leaves and twigs. It was easy to follow the simple instructions included with the product. We are thrilled with the results. Our shadow prints look great and we love this photographic look on our wood paper.
2. Gather your leaves or whatever type of object you’d like to create an image with. Flat thin objects work best.
5. Place a sheet of glass on the top of the wood paper and leaves to hold the objects in place. We found when we used a piece of glass to sandwich the items together we got a better shadow print.
6. Expose to sunlight or UV light. We exposed our prints outside on a sunny day at high noon for about 13 minutes. Exposure times vary so we recommend you do a quick test.
8. Lay each wood print out to dry. Curling of the wood paper may occur. Some of our prints did curl after drying. If this occurs simply press or heat press the wood paper after it is dry to create a flat smooth surface.