Easy Batik – the verdict!


Some little while ago I got all buzzed up about an idea to do some batik. A trawl through the web came up with Dylon Easy Batik and as I couldn't resist (HA! geddit!!) giving it a go. I have to say firstly, it is a lot of fun. With the consistency of cream (shake … Continue reading Easy Batik – the verdict!

words and colors


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

paper dying – new techniques!


I really thought that stash of dyed papers would last a long time, but supplies are getting low, so last night I began another batch, and in so doing I've streamlined the process a bit. It's the same 'lasagna' of paper and ink/dye, but instead of leaving it to marinade for ages, once it had … Continue reading paper dying – new techniques!

happy accidents in colors


I've been dying threads and fabrics for a project I'll show you soon, and in turn I've had some happy accidents I think you might like. Here are the dyings... Having given them a good long soak in procion dye I left them to dry out, and naturally didn't want any off the delicious color … Continue reading happy accidents in colors

tissue paper runs!


Just a little by the way from usual antics, you know how the color in tissue paper runs when it gets wet? Scrumpled up and spritzed with water, then squished between sketchbook pages and left to dry overnight got these results I used dark and mid blue tissue, so as well as staining the book … Continue reading tissue paper runs!

pink rice beginnings


Wednesday's page started out with the results of playing with dye and rice. I poured rice onto the puddles of dye that'd spilled onto the page As the rice absorbed the water in the dye, the concentration of the pigment outlined the grains. I'll post what happened to this page later...