Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eco Printing from Margie's Yard



My neighbor, Margie, is a wonderful gardener, and her spring gardens always look so inviting as the first of the bulbs show their full glory.  As I live across the street, I have a premier view!  Inspired by the eco printing techniques used by Diana Taylor and Marilyn Stevens, and having Margie's permission to cut flowers on their way out,  I decided to try my hand, using a graniteware canning pot with the jar rack and two wall tiles.





Nothing made from them yet, but love the images.  Note to self:  Layer so that the next layer is a NEW piece  of paper :-)  I did not do this, and so have beautiful images on both sides.  I thus will likely make a small book so I can enjoy them all without having to select which I like better!  I am also curious to try soaking the paper first, and using alum which may have a nice effect on the colors, per Diana Trout.

Thanks for visiting..... look forward to posting some makes soon.   xx Lynn


4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Lynn - these are so beautiful. I will have to check out the links you've shared and see how you achieved these stunning effects. Wonderful!
    Alison xx

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  2. Couldn't agree with Alison more! These are WONDERFUL Lynn! Can't wait to see what you do with them. Jenny x

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  3. And I will add my name to my two friends above, wow, I recently discovered Diana Taylor's work, (can't quite remember but it might actually have been through you).... these look stunning!!! Like Jenny above, I now can't wait to see what you do with them, the yellow and purple combination looks great. I keep telling myself I want to try this too....., just need to get the equipment together..... thanks so much for giving me another push with these truly stunning examples!!

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  4. OMG Lynn,,,,,,what a incredible effect you did,,,,,,It is a true treasure to watch,,,,,Thanks for sharing them

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