little experiment

A snippet of past experiments on silk with various botanical found locally in my area and our garden.

eucalyptus on silk, pre dipped in vinegar. The markings reminds me of hot air balloons

unwrap to see lovely print of rose leaf first year rose bush

coral color from eucalyptus and rose leaf, dark outlines from iron rust water

cotinus on silk noil, or raw silk

rose leaf and tied strings markings

purple from lavendula

greyish green from oleander, a poisonous plant

sweet pink from purple stock (a fragrant annual flower)

my valentine bouquet, of peonies–gave faint prints, but remains a sweet everlasting memory

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3 Responses to little experiment

  1. You have some lovely prints here. I especially like the last one–a sweet everlasting memory.


  2. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    An extremely successful experiment!


  3. mltai says:

    Thanks all for your lovely comments. Eco printing is certainly addictive and there are so many possibility out there in nature to experiment. I am still in a learning process!


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