paper dying, part 3


As an aside, before I show you the latest happenings from the paper dying project: I never realised when I embarked on this it would become so all-consuming. I thought maybe a day of tearing, soaking, dripping, swishing, squishing and waiting would be followed up by a few hours of drying, unfolding, oooh-ing n ahhh-ing, then straight on to using and gluing and making.

Nope. Anyways, I’ll explain as I go along.

Having filtered out the papers deemed ‘not quite done’ I was left with a fairly substantial heap of partly-colored insipid stuff to re-dye. In a bid for something different I explored some new techniques.


Putting bits in a jar instead of a tray (done this with fabric, but not paper before)



Using pre-cut-out bits of paper


Using small things to add a bit of pattern. These wire coils were leftover from a previous project…



Ditto with rice (thinking – will absorb moisture as well as leaving rice-shape-patterns)



And again, with buttons



..Bubble wrap…


I haven’t looked at the latest results yet, check back later and find out if any of this worked out!!

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