Eco printing or contact marking is the process of developing a print on cloth and other surfaces by using pigments derived from plants, roots, minerals and other natural materials. In this twist of printing, synthetically dyed fabric was layered with plant materials and another piece of fabric. When exposed to steam, the synthetic dye colorant was transferred to the other fabric, with the plant materials acting as a resist, and in some cases, providing its own colorant. The background and surrounding areas get their vibrant color from the synthetic dye, which creates a print with exceptional depth. This work was inspired by three of my FB friends: Olga Kazanskaya, Dina Ronina, and Alena Larson for sharing their knowledge and technique. Thank you.
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