Sun*Art...fun for ages 6+. I am well past 6 but I do like to have fun! Cyanotype paper is a light-sensitive coated paper that reacts when in the sun. It only takes a few minutes to react in strong sunlight, you remove your stencil or objects placed on top, rinse it in water and let the paper dry.
Here we are after a scant two minutes in the sun.
Same time frame, but this photo was taken under an awning to show how pale everything looked before rinsing in water.
Ooh, this is interesting....
Uh-oh, not looking like much wet!
And here we see it darkening as it dries.
Don't worry about the wrinkles. First of all, this is all experimental, but the paper is thin and should flatten when weighted under books for a day or two.
Before getting busy with dinner, I eyed the shells in a centerpiece and made this arrangement.
The irregularities of the shells weren't as distinct as I had hoped when I removed them from the paper before rinsing.
I like the starfish but the others are rather indistinct.