August 21, 2018

Tuesday Eco Prints

This eco dyed batch is the result of a mix of Maple, Sassafrass, and Ornamental Japanese tree leaves, Pine Needles and Onion Skins. I followed the instructions in my tutorial post below. I’m eager to see if Fall leaves give more colorful results. Kathy’s results are lovely with the addition of some Rit dye (see her blog). I haven’t tried that yet. However, there is always a surprise in any result. For instance, my small round reddish browns resulted from waning yellow flowers! I commented on Kathy’s blog that I have a large stack of these papers now, and I don’t know what I’m going to do with so many.  My original plan to make note cards is still good, but another idea I had was to make bookmarks and gift tags. They were blank strips I had cut off my watercolor sheets to get the correct size for my steaming pot, and I laid them into the bundle at the last minute before steaming. 


8 comments:

Barbara said...

Kathyinozarks sent this comment by email when she had no luck here on my blog. It’s working again, so I’m posting it for her.
“that comment bug is back again on your blog-I don't understand that at all--you got some nice prints-I have been wanting some sycamore but our trees are a long walk down to the bottoms-and I don't do that when the leaves are all out-can't see if any dangerous animals are about-we do have cougars and bear here yikes-great idea with the bookmarks-hugs”

froebelsternchen said...

This prints are simply GORGEOUS dear Barbara!

My name is Erika. said...

These came out amazing. I am curious to see if when the leaves turn colors if they effect the results also. Happy Day! Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are simply wonderful, Barbara. I am also back to leave a comment, which I couldn't do earlier. I knew it would fix itself at some point though.

Your eco-dyed papers are beautiful Personally, I can see them as great backgrounds in mixed media art, but your idea of bookmarks and gift tags sounds great, too. I am totally impressed.

I was telling Kathy that I read about a lady who soaked her leaves in rust water, then added them to her papers. I am going to try that on my next batch of fabric, since I don't have any 140 lb watercolor paper.

Gene Black said...

These are quite interesting. I love the variety of colors.

Barb said...

Oh, I so l ove the colors and everything about them.

Let's Art Journal said...

Amazing papers! The yellow flowers looks beautiful and I can't wait to see your autumnal leaf creation either ...lol 😉. The tags and bookmarks are a great idea too! I hope you are having a lovely week! J 😊 x

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

They are fabulous, Barbara! You could also bind little notebooks or cover some bought ones with these lovely papers.