It’s that time of year when I have a little flurry of ecoprinting activity before the leaves fall. As you will have read in my last post, like a squirrel building a dray I’m collecting leaves when I’m out and about, I’m also using what’s in my garden.
I’m saving the leaves from my walk last week to print some linen when it arrives, meanwhile I’ve gathered leaves in the garden to print on paper.
The first batch of ecoprints were ok but not as good as I hoped for.
The next batch were made on a different paper, I didn’t use a mordant, just a rusty pan and some vinegar in my water. I love the results.
As I printed on both sides of the paper it’s difficult to decide which one I like best. Which do you like, A or B ?
My cotinus did a great job, this plant never ceases to amaze me, I’ve never had blue prints before, or yellow green. Most of the time it prints a dark colour, often purple. So far this year it hasn’t printed with much colour so I was delighted when I got this pretty blue.
Here’s just a few of this weeks prints, they are gradually making their way into my shop.