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Monoprinting With Nature
Monoprinting With Nature



ECO DYEING WITH NATURE

Lockdown has been very challenging for everyone and motivation can get quite low at times, so I wondered if you might like a tutorial on eco dyeing/monoprinting that i've put together, especially if you are looking for some inspiration.

This is my very first attempt at doing a speak over video so bear with me!

These stunning papers are the result of experimenting with leaves and flowers from my garden, which I hope to incorporate into my tea bag art and handmade books.

What is Eco Dyeing/Monoprinting:
It is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, which allows for multiple originals.

This has been a wonderful experience and hopefully you will enjoy the videos, be inspired and have a go yourself. Start from the top to bottom.
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Monoprinting After They Have Been Boiled In Cider Vinegar
Monoprinting After They Have Been Boiled In Cider Vinegar
ECO DYEING/MONOPRINTING WITH NATURE
These five videos show the use of leaves and flowers from my garden - the last two using Alum Powder.

What I learnt that I could do better next time:
1) Secure the leaves & flowers in some folded A4 pages as well as singles and secure all in chicken wire really tight and flat.
2) Wooden blocks also work well as long as the papers are secured tightly with string or rubber bands
3) Distilled white vinegar is recommended but I also experimented with Apple Cider, red & white wine.
4) Pop a stone at the bottom of your pan, the papers in the blocks/wire then another really heavy stone on top, also add anything rusty if you haven't already.
5) 45 minutes on the simmer will also give good results.

I hope you will be inspired and have a go. Any questions feel free to get in touch.






This fourth video was an experiment using Alum Powder for Eco Dyeing/Monoprinting.
I must say I was really impressed with the way the colour and lines were more distinctive using this mordant.



This 5th video shows the final results once the papers are dried from my experiment with Alum powder. Some beautiful results.



I hope you have enjoyed these experiments and it encourages you to have a go.