I just took two new books out of the cook pot yesterday and I'm still doing the happy dance. I achieved some incredible color and prints. I included vintage doilies along with plant materials for the first time and both printed on the water color paper. The large one is 7.5 inches x 11 inches, on Rives BFK cold pressed, 140 lb., the other is 4.5"x6" on Strathmore 400 series watercolor 140lb. cold pressed. Both cooked in the same dye pot and bath, but you couldn't tell it by the color achieved. Red and blue flower petals are usually quite fugitive for me, but this time I was rewarded with small miracles. I have never ever gotten such a bright yellow, and no metals were used in the bath, some tiny steel wires were used on a couple of the prints, and some of the doilies had been previously printed using the steel wires, but nothing prepared me for such bright yellows. I hope the photos can do them justice. They really are lovely.