The methods for ink dying paper are as simple or complex as you want to make them. Here are my 5 top tips to paper dying.
Early in my blogging days I was documenting my experiments in ink dyed paper. Earlier this year I began playing about with these old book pages and something in my creativity woke up. I began what's turned out to be an epic adventure into paper dying.
I love sets of things, I love arrangements & collections. When I hear a song I love, I have to scurry off as soon as I can to find the album it's from, find the artist, track down the other tracks. Fall in love again. When my eyes are magnetised by a piece of art, I race to seek … Continue reading Collections
I've just spent a month dwelling in a color I love so much: blue-green, and I have to admit it wasn't easy to move on! In this year full of color, as I journey around the color wheel, I'm devoting each month to a single color, and April was all about teal, turquoise and sea-shades … Continue reading Mermaids & Peacocks
This is one where I'm beginning in the middle. I'll catch you up on the beginning next, but let's start off here, just coz I feel like it. Thoughtforms are a series of relief collages I'm making from the dyed paper (way back... remember the dyed paper?) and the don't-know-why-but-compelled-to-keep-making-them funny little colored rectangle things. … Continue reading Thought forms
Hey folks - Happy Holidays to you all! We've had a lot of dark, gloomy, rainful days here. Not a big grumble, weather happens, but the half-arsed grey wet daylight has severely hampered my ability to any good photos lately. This week, finally I got a few pics of my latest adventures and obsessions! When … Continue reading obsessions de jour
Season's greetings to you all, dear friends...
Remember the dictionary I dyed? Pages are evolving! Apologies for the poor photo quality. Better to follow when me, camera, art & daylight are in same place @ the same time!! 😉
If you've visited here before you'll have to noticed two of my favourite things are words and colors. So dying a dictionary seemed the obvious thing for me to do. 30 years ago this month I began high school. 30 years ago? Lordy! Equipped with the essentials dictated by the school, I now owned a … Continue reading words and colors
I've been dying fabric for the quilt lately. I've been dying fabric for years. It got me thinking: The only stage I don't like is towards the end when the residue dye - as it's no longer active - has to be poured away. Why? it's mostly water. But something inside me winces, it's beautifully … Continue reading every last ounce of goodness