A little Art Journal

I recently discovered the work of France Papillon who does the most amazing journal pages.  This is the result of a little online course I followed. It is four sheets of A4 watercolour paper, the backgrounds were done first then the pages folded and sewn together using a simple pamphlet technique.  I then continued to work into them. View the Post

Eco printing using flowers

Having been on a day’s workshop at Hawkwood College with Babs Behan, on which we used flowers from the garden to print a silk scarf and being pleased withe results, I got rather carried away back home.  I mordanted silk with alum, cotton and linen with aluminium acetate which gives much better results on plant fibres.  Here are just a few of my results.  I sprayed everything with vinegar before rolling up and  all bundles were steamed. View the Post