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Solarfast dyes only develop color and become permanent upon exposure to sunlight (uv). This unique property means solarfast may be used to create remarkably detailed photographs, photograms and shadow-prints on paper or fabric by harnessing the power of the sun!
Anything you place on the painted surface to block the light will create a printed impression in a matter of minutes, whether a solid object (toys, tools, plants, lace, etc.), A photographic negative (an image digitally printed onto a transparency)* or shadow (from folds in the fabric or a 3d object). Solarfast dyes are also great for painting, tie dyeing, screen printing, stamping, batik and more—no heat setting, chemical or steam fixing necessary.
The dye leaves fabric completely soft to the touch. On paper, it has zero relief and will not affect the texture of the surface whatsoever, making it a powerful tool for mixed-media arts. How is it used?
Apply solarfast to fabric or paper using a brush, sponge, brayer or squeegee. While still damp, expose the design to sunlight and watch the colour magically appear! Place objects on the coated surface prior to exposing to block development and create photograms. Any object that casts a shadow will create an image. Use a film negative to create permanent photographs on paper or fabric. Prints are washable and lightfast. Fabric/fiber/surfaces all natural fibers, including: cotton, linen, canvas, silk, hemp, wood, rag papers and more
Shipping & Returns
Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on standard delivery on orders over $60*!
Orders are shipped from our distribution centre in Auckland and delivery is managed via a tracked courier service.
We ship only in New Zealand (for now!) and most orders are dispatched within 1-3 working days.
Please note that refunds and returns will not be considered after your product has been used, if the buyer simply changes their mind or if the item is not 'what you expected'. We do not accept change of mind returns, so please choose carefully. See our Returns & Exchanges Policy.
We might send your order in multiple parcels, due to stock location and availability. If that's the case, you will be notified via email and you will receive a tracking link for each parcel sent. Please see more details in our Terms & Conditions.
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