22. May, 2018

More Eco Printing on paper

It is Autumn here in New Zealand and my yard is a mass of wonderful coloured leaves so I thought I would gather some for more eco dying experiments before the trees are bare for the winter. Here I have maple and gingko leaves. I used 3 types of paper, parchment, ordinary sketching paper and water colour paper. I soaked the papers in water to which I had added some iron mordant and then spread out the leaves in more than one layer and bundled them together for steaming in a roasting dish in the oven