Deliberately Fading a Print in the Sun?

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Deliberately Fading a Print in the Sun?

Hi,

Probably the opposite of the question most ask, but I am looking for a way to deliberately fade a 17 x 22" print in the sun, so that it acquires those muted cyan hues commonly seen in old barber shops/dollar stores, and so on. (It's for a sort of conceptual project I'm trying to realize)

I'm aware that these prints typically take years of incidental sun exposure to get faded like this, but they are also typically protected by glass that I imagine reduces the exposure.

I was wondering if anyone has any idea if I could "force" these types of tonal shifts by taping a print down on my roof for a month or more during the Summer? Do you think that wouldn't be enough time? Is there a type of paper I should print on to facilitate this? (I imagine the first step is to go for something really cheap and low quality)

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