Pot – Rusty roasting tin.
Water – Tap water with vinegar.
Paper – cartridge, watercolour, mixed media paper
Mordant – alum acetate
Leaf dip – rust water
Plants – Cranesbill geranium, coreopsis, corn marigold, crocosmia, clematis, tagetees, cotinus, rose leaves.
Cooking time – 45 minutes, turned, 45 minutes.
Blanket – none.
Conclusion – .
Coreopsis gave a good orange/ rust print. The purple clematis was disappointing, as were corn marigold and crocosmia lucifer which only gave a ghost print. The tagetee leaves printed well.
One of the papers ( top photo, middle bottom) looked as though the papers hadn’t been stacked properly, but I know they were. So I believe this was caused when soaking the papers in the bath of mordant where they don’t sit directly on top of each other.
I also made some prints using dye blankets, I will tell you about this process in my next post but here’s some of the prints I made using a dye blanket.
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