SolarFast: Sunlight-developed dyes for paper and natural fabrics

SolarFast dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs, shadow prints, and ombrès on fabric and paper. SolarFast is also great for painting, tie dyeing, screen printing, stamping, batik and more!

Shake well before use. Apply SolarFast to fabric or paper using a brush, sponge or brayer. While still damp, expose the design to sunlight and watch the color magically appear! Place objects on coated substrate to block development during exposure. Any object that casts a shadow will create a pattern. Use a film negative to create permanent photographs on paper or fabric. After exposure, wash out undeveloped dye with SolarFast Wash and hot water, agitating vigorously. Machine washing is recommended for textiles. Color development is not complete until after washing.

SolarFast thins and cleans up with water.

For screen printing applications, use SolarFast Thickener.

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all artist papers, wood and natural fibers, including: cotton, linen,
canvas, silk and hemp

4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSD1)
8 fl oz/.24 L (Item JSD2)

Also Available
SolarFast Thickener
4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSD1901)
8 fl oz/.24 L (Item JSD2901)

SolarFast Wash
4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSD1902)
8 fl oz/.24 L (Item JSD2902)

SolarFast Film
8 sheet pack, 8-1/2" x 11" (Item JSD1000)

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