Printing with tiles

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Recently I rescued some water colour paper from the recycling bin at work, keen to use it as I know how well it can take plant dye.

The dye bath that I’ve been using for several weeks now is giving a beautiful green. It’s made up of a mixture of onion skins, ivy, iron water and some dandelion flowers.

I have a lot of old kitchen tiles, friends know I use them in my workshops and so I do get given a lot!

I enjoyed printing with the patterns on the underside of the tiles onto the rescued water colour paper.

Excuse the very grubby work table!

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I’m looking forward to maybe stitching into these papers, and maybe making some small books. And I’m seeing lots of patterns now on the “wrong” sides of tiles!