Monthly Archives: June 2013

Iris leaves as a source of paper and pigment

First, some pics of my Artist Book “Botanica: New World Scroll” referred to in my previouscpost. The tutorial I published here some minutes ago gives instructions for making a book like this. The July issue of Somerset Studio magazine has … Continue reading

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Tutorial on Rust and Plant Printed Artist Book

Intro Here is a quick post to let you know my article about eco printing paper for an Artist’s Book appears in the July issue of Somerset Studio. Today I am posting (below) the unedited version of my original text … Continue reading

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Iris Dyes, Inks and “Clothlets”

This is my third post about the colours obtainable from the Tall Bearded Iris (Iris hybrida, I think). Photo below: When the bloom begins to fade, it starts to turn to mush, and dark blue pigment drips from it: Large … Continue reading

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Iris Eco Dyes and Prints

This is Part Two of my “Iris Post”. FYI, when I explore a new (to me) plant for dye potential, I sometimes enjoy a little play at Kinder Chemistry. Three jars are set up for solar soaking: Jar 1: water; … Continue reading

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Iris Eco Dyes

The tall Bearded Iris are almost done, a short two weeks or so of bloom. Iris sibirica ( or siberica) likewise. You have to move fast to eco print or dye with them fresh or faded; alternatively, you can freeze … Continue reading

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Dandelion Creations

Dandelions! I am happy to see them when they arrive in May. I adore their seed pods, too (Irrestible as motifs for graphic design!) Plus they are fun. This year, I taught my grandson, Dylan, an almost-forgotten childhood chasing game … Continue reading

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