Today I’m trying out some different papers that I’ve not tried before.
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Pot – Rusty roasting tin.
Water – Tap water with vinegar.
Paper – Khadi paper, yupo paper, wet strength tissue paper, Tex Kraft paper fabric
Mordant – alum acetate
Leaf dip – rust water
Plants – Cranesbill geranium, red elderberry, herb robert, acer, cotinus, rose leaves.
Cooking time – 45 minutes, turned, 45 minutes.
Conclusion – Prints on khadi paper are what I expected as it’s a watercolour paper but it’s not as strong as other watercolour papers that I’ve tried so needs to be used with care.
Yupo is a plastic paper, I wasn’t sure if this paper would accept a print at all. The prints are quite subtle but I might just need that in a project sometime.
Wet strength tissue is used to make carnival costumes, it’s lightweight but strong, it held up well considering how thin it is and the prints are good. I will use this ecoprinted paper for collage work, it will be good for layering.
Tex Kraft paper fabric, this is a new paper for me, I found it on Amazon, it can be used to make items such as bags and book covers. The prints are dull but this paper was brown /beige, I couldn’t find a lighter coloured one. The paper itself held up well to the ecoprinting process.