This print was made by eco printing. This technique was shared with me by my good friend. You can see the video here. This is fun and addictive to do. A few notes on the process. You do not need to buy alum. Vinegar can act as a mordant. We have used cardboard for plates as well as plywood but I found some sheet aluminum at Lowe's that John cut for me. We have held the sandwich down with rock or a brick. This was boiled only for an hour. I did add home made walnut ink to my water. My walnut ink is weak so I did like the soft color it added. Have fun with this. This card is just inlaid with Shimmer Sheetz- so fast and easy. Thank you for looking.
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 GMT Views: 345
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9046
Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 3:15 PM
Oh, oh happy day....one of your gorgeous creations to ooooh and ahhh over. I watched the video and decided that I would loose my patience before step two. This is so soft and magical. The muted colors are lovely. Your art is so creative and unique, Nancy.
Registered: December 3, 2009 Location: Central PA Posts: 46750
Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 6:08 PM
It turned out beautifully! I gave it a try using smaller pieces but my impatience made the designs not as colorful as I'd hoped. I'll post a picture in my gallery so you can see the prints I got. Thanks for sharing the technique!
Registered: December 14, 2007 Location: Vancouver canada Posts: 8923
Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 8:28 PM
Tried once but didn't get as good a print as you Nancy. Off to the UK soon but will try again when I get back. I either din't leave it long enough or didn't add enough vinigar :(
I love the print you created so I'm not giving up.
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 45650
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 @ 12:21 AM
I had a chuckle when you said this was fun and addictive, clearly you are talking about the technique - but on first glance I thought this was a marijuana leaf LOL....you can see where my fun and addictive conclusion came from. I digress, Nancy everything about this is brilliant. Thanks for the link although this is way above my pay grade.
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