Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Eco Print on Paper
This weekend I experimented a bit more with eco printed papers and this is something I will be exploring further! I started off with an 11" x 14" piece of watercolour paper and folded it into a shape that would work for a small journal. I used primarily maple, oak and smoke bush leaves and clamped them together before simmering them in a pot of water with onion skins and huckleberry tea added to it.
The dried papers were then waxed and some additional waxed leaves and blossoms were added to the central section. A bit of eco printed silk was tied through some holes that were punched in the paper and a couple of small wooden buttons add more texture.
This piece will make its way to my Etsy shop in the next while.