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!
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!