Solar Photography Kit

Use the power of sunlight to produce rich blue prints of common objects on paper or fabric.

$14.95

The Blueprint For Creativity

Based on the cyanotype process pioneered by Anna Atkins (the first female photographer) in 1842, Sunography is a fun and rewarding introduction to printmaking, using a minimum of equipment and materials. Place any object or transparency on the Sunography paper, expose to sunlight, and rinse with water to produce your own richly blue prints. Use old photo negatives, x-rays, bits of lace, leaves, and everyday objects to compose an endless variety of images. The heavyweight cotton paper or fabric may be exposed on both sides, and is suitable for hand coloring, painting, or stitching to make your prints even more unique. Made in the USA.

Made in the USA
Ages
12+
Made from
plastic, 90 lb heavy weight cotton paper
Measurements
See below
Notes
Paper Kit includes: 6 5" x 7" sheets of photosensitive paper (each printable on both sides), instructions, light proof plastic storage bag.

Fabric Kit includes: 6 6" x 6" sheets of photosensitive cotton fabric (one each of green, orange, rose, turquoise, violet, and white)(each printable on both sides), instructions, light proof plastic storage bag.
Item ID
26042

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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UncommonGoodsSolar Photography Kit
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (43), No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is the real thing

The thick quality paper - it's similar to nice heavy watercolor paper - makes this an age appropriate kit for my high school photo class. I've done searching and tried others, but they have...Read complete review

The thick quality paper - it's similar to nice heavy watercolor paper - makes this an age appropriate kit for my high school photo class. I've done searching and tried others, but they have al been too flimsy for serious photography student. I'm really happy with this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solar Image Pages

I liked the uniqueness of the product, but disappointed in the small size of the sheets and the limited quantity.

I liked the uniqueness of the product, but disappointed in the small size of the sheets and the limited quantity.

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5.0

It appears to be a perfect gift for an artistic person.

By 

from Henrico, va

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

Our granddaughter has a great imagination so this gift seemed like it would be perfect for her creative side.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Great gift for crafty people

By 

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

My sister likes unique gifts and she loves to make things. I saw this on the website and thought it would be perfect for her. When she opened it, she was both surprised and excited. She'd never seen a kit like this and is really looking forward to using it! I think it's great that the packaging is eco-friendly but it doesn't lend itself very well to wrapping.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was very fast and the package was in perfect condition.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique and easy to use

By 

from Owensboro, KY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Unique

Cons

  • Small

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

    This is a very unique item that I haven't found anywhere else, and especially not at this price. It's cute and great for people interested in photography as a way to expand their skill set with new mediums.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fun project for kids and adults

    By 

    from Gilbert, AZ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Art project

        Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

        This solar photography kit is a very fun thing to do with kids. My granddaughter and I collected items from around the yard (leaves, rocks, twigs, flowers, etc) and placed them on the light blue paper in the sun. After 15 minutes we brought the paper inside and rinsed it under cold water till the paper turns a pretty darker and brighter blue and where the objects were turn white. It is a beautiful contrast. We then blot the paper and let it dry. These would make fun gifts for kids to give to parents, grandparents, etc.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Gift

        By 

        from Georgia

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

        Purchased as a gift

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Artsy Aunt loves her gift!!

        By 

        from Dallas, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great gift for anyone
        • Reasonable price

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

            My art-loving aunt is a photographer and she also loves to knit. I bought her the fabric option so that she can combine both passions. She absolutely loves it and her creations are so cool!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Great Gift

            By 

            from Greenville, SC

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

            All uncommon gifts are fantastic. I did not know how beautiful the gift wrapping was. This gift is perfect for someone who likes photography but also likes things that are unique and interesting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            They Did It Right

            By 

            from Lockwood, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

            Haven't given the purchased items yet, but they all look just as expected.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic - just what I expected

            By 

            from Columbus, OH

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

            I bought these to use as a science project with my 9 yr old twins. This is exactly what I expected and it was an easy way to learn new things while adding an artistic side to science. Love!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No, No
             
            5.0

            Fascinating product!

            By 

            from Altoona, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Solar Photography Kit:

            Of all the Christmas gifts, this one got the most comments & discussion. This was bought for my 15 year old granddaughter whose major interest is art. She says it is great!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes

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