"NATURE PRINT PAPER: Since 1977
Produces Beautiful Prints from Natural or Man made Objects. Nature Print Paper undergoes a chemical change when exposed to sunlight. Images appear in minutes and are permanent."
Around the late 1980's, early 1990's, my mom, my brother and I would take these light blue pieces of paper, covered in little things like keys, dice, leaves, necklaces, Hot Wheels cars, a Mickey Mouse nightlight, tiny toy animals, outside into the sun. There we would sit for two minutes, curiously still for a 4- and 6-year-old, watching the paper change color. After the minutes were up we'd race to put these pieces of paper in water. To "stop" the image. And Behold! What patterns and images appeared. It's 2012 and these pieces of paper, although I know full well the chemical changes that take place, are still magically whimsical.