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Eco Printing Progress – Part 1

I’ve spent the past few weeks investigating eco printing,  from books and on Youtube.

These are my first batch being steamed.IMG_0998

Some colour on the paper so I thought they looked promising.

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How wrong could I be, bluebells with virtually no colour at all.

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IMG_1047I thought steaming flat in this old wok might be better.

IMG_1008The string is coloured so maybe it’s worked this time.

IMG_1009I painted the mordant on but unfortunately you can see the brush marks, but at least there is more colour.

.So I played around for a few days, using various rusty bits and solutions and finally I got a result that wowed me.

.I have torn some of the papers handling them.

.I have prints on both sides so I need to decide which ones I like best as I am going to put these in a triple frame , if I can find a wall to hang them on.

Also I’m having  these printed as cards to put in my Etsy shop.

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.And so the experiments continued, each time the results differed, even using the same mordant and plant material, I found the process so gripping I cooked and dyed until I ran out of watercolour paper.

My house may smell like a pickle factory, ( or is it rotten cabbage? ), but I’m very pleased with some of my pieces, I’ll show you in another post soon.