Red Cabbage Ink

Making Natural Inks In a previous blogpost, I showed some of my experiments with creating color with tea – ink, dye, and stain. A little while ago, I tried my hand at making ink with red cabbage. I had heard wonders of red cabbage, but you have to try it to understand. Below I have …

Printing Frenzy

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.111/4a1.e1b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/FinalVideo_1626047883.226873-2.mp4?time=1656246862 If my 10th-grade self could see me now! That youngster who spent many an hour in art class cursing (in very kind words of course) at the block of wood I was trying to carve. In that art class, I tried linoleum, woodblock carving, and other methods I have blocked out of my mind. …

Dying Paper with Tea

Dyeing Paper with Tea (Reposted from January) How would a mixed media artist celebrate National Hot Tea Month without dying paper with tea? I can’t imagine. The question remained which method should I use? Well, why choose? I would just try them all. First cycle of dyeing: 6 bargain grade tea bags Pour 4 cups …

Finished Mood Book Flip Through

I started making mood books some time ago from the pages of magazines I didn’t have room to keep, but I couldn’t quite let go of. Each one starts with sorting the pages in themes, folding and pre-punching the holes and binding them with a Coptic stitch binding. Each page is then decorated from top …