Meadow Suncatcher image

The sun’s warmth might be playing hide and seek but this craft is sure to welcome its light into your home.

You will need:

  • Stockmar paint 
  • Salt and oil (trust me!)
  • Thick paper 
  • PVA glue 
  • Dried flowers 
  • A couple of paint brushes 
  • Scissors 
Ingredients for Meadow Sun Catcher

For me, Stockmar is the only option for watercolour paint. Not just because I’m a Waldorf teacher (although it is mandatory to have it in your basket at all times) it’s because the colours are so highly pigmented they last and last and create the most beautiful colours and tones on their own and mixed together. 

Step one

Dampen your paper and stretch onto a board. Mix your paints to create a “meadow green” and apply in a thick wash to your paper. 

Meadow green paint on paper


Step two

Now, things get a little odd but you’re going to sprinkle salt over the entire page, it doesn’t need to be perfect. In the more organic the better! Watch over 24 hours as the salt absorbs different colours and creates different tones.

Salt on paint and paper


Step three

Brush off salt. Trace and cut out a circle from your painting. 

Circle painted paper with salt


Step four

A little weirder… paint a liberal amount of oil to your circle. This transforms the paper into a translucent sun catcher! Leave to totally dry.

Step five

Using PVA glue and a paint brush, stick your dried flowers onto the suncatcher.


Stick flowers on to oiled paper


Step six

Hang from a string in a window that receives lots of light and admire your meadow suncatcher! 

Finished sun catcher

Blog post by Flint & Fern Forest

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