Thursday, December 5, 2013

Overprint results!

Well,I overprinted some of the prints posted on the blog at the left side of your screen.  I used mostly wild cherry, oak, red maple, sea grape, red passion flower, eucalyptus, and elm .  In some of the previous prints, there was a lot of iron, and one print had wood ashes scattered over it before drying.  This stack was cooked in a copper rich dye bath that had been used about 5 times. See if you can match the new with the old.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Spreading the word!

We had a great workshop Saturday at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City, Florida.  I taught 4 students how to fold paper maze books, then stuff them with plant material.  We then cooked the books and let them cool.  When we removed the plant material, they had some lovely books to show for their efforts.  I wish to acknowledge the work of Shereen LaPlantz in her book Cover to Cover for the wonderful creative ideas we were able to use in our workshop.  We are planning another workshop at the Museum on January 19, 2014

Continued Reading!

Once your appetite for eco printing books gets going, it is hard to fill it up!  I could just keep on folding and stuffing and cooking until I dropped!  I am going to post some pages from my next three books, and I hope you enjoy them.