Shadow Print (Sun Prints)


Shadow prints are made outside on a bright, sunny day

when there is little or no wind.


You take white cotton fabric, dampen it, and paint it in whatever colour you fancy.  Then you lay items on the cloth.  I like ferns and leaves.  As the sun dries the fabric

the colour is pulled away from underneath the item you laid on the wet cloth, leaving the shadow of the item.


Shadow prints are not very crisp if a cloud goes over the sun while the fabric is drying.  If the wind comes up and moves the items, it won't be crisp, but it could be mysterious.


I will try to remember to name the items that were used to cause the shadow.


Fern Shadow Print with 2 Butterflies - 24" x 18" - $100.00 - 2003

Thelma's Fibre Art

Very Faint Fern Shadow Print

and two Butterflies - 16" x 12" - $60.00 - 1837

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Misty Bamboo Shadow Print

18" x 24" - $80.00 - 1809

                    8" x 8" tile - $15.00 - 1810

                    6" x 6" tile - $10.00 - 1811

​                    4" x 4" tile - $5.00 - 1812

Very Pale Fern Shadow Print with 2 Butterflies and an Iris - 16" x 20" = $60.00 - 1995

Fern Shadow Print

with 3 Dragon Flies - 16" x 20" - 

$60.00 - 1983

Spring Bamboo Shadow Prints

18" x 24" - $80.00 - 1798         16" x 20"  - $50.00 -1799

4" x 4" tile - $5.00 - 1804         6" x 6" tile - $10.00 - 1802

                                    8" x 8" tile - $15.00 - 1800

​                                               8" x 8" tile - $15.00 - 1801

                                               6" x 6" tile - $10.00 - 1803

                                               4" x 4" tile - $5.00 - 1804

​Desert Bamboo Shadow Prints

18" x 24" - $80.00 - 1792     16" x 20" - $50.00 - 1797

​                                 6" x 6" tile - $10.00 - 1795

                                 8" x 8" tile - $15.00 - 1793

                                 8" x 8" tile - $15.00 - 1794

                                 4" x 4" tile - $5.00 - 1796

California Poppy Shadow Print

one Butterfly and California Poppies -

​12" x 16" - $60.00 - 2010

Crocus Mia Shadow Print with 2 Butterflies and Crocus Mia - 16" x 20" - $60.00 - 1997

​​Fern Shadow Print

​with one Butterfly - 14" x 11" - $50.00 - 2024

Thelma's Fibre Art

California Poppy Shadow Print - 14" x 11" - $50.00 - 1701.

Crocus Mia Shadow Print

with one Butterfly and Crocus Mia -

12" x 16" - $60.00 - 1838