Ecoprinting throughout the year – November

Today I’m trying out some different papers that I’ve not tried before, a dye blanket and Inktense blocks.

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Pot – New roasting tin.

Water – Tap water with rust water and vinegar.

Paper – Watercolour, coloured pastel paper, card, daphne / lotka paper.

Mordant – alum acetate

Leaf dip – rust water

Plants – Cranesbill geranium,fern, tagetee, cotinus.

Cooking time – 45 minutes, turned, 45 minutes.

Blanket -the geranium had a logwood blanket made using kitchen towel .


Conclusion – Good orange yellow from tagetee. The fern leaf had Inktense crayon rubbed over the damp leaf picking up the veins, this worked quite well. The kitchen towel blanket left a texture on the eco print. Daphne paper seems to have darker prints and the paper is wrinkled a bit. Notice the colour of the tagetee print is olive green on this paper but it was orange on the other papers.

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