Eco-prints on Watercolor Paper


I had to slow down this week to try and let my ankle heal but it’s very hard for me to do.So I did some eco-prints on watercolor paper which are a bit easier to do; that is, you can stand in one place to do them and there’s no wringing out and traipsing back and forth to the clothesline. These were all soaked in alum before printing, but I think leaving them overnight to soak may have been over-much.  Not sure if that’s why they’re soooo yellow.

After laying them out on the paper, this time I tried wrapping them in parchment paper before immersing into the water filled pan and simmering them in the oven for about 20 minutes.  I let them cool in the water and when I removed them I thought it best to remove the wrapping because it was waterlogged, but some mishaps occured as a result.  I wan’t wrap, at least, not so stringently in parchment again.  Maybe had I just wrapped the whole package it might have been fine, but I attempted to wrap them almost separately – too much!

At any rate, I kind of like this one, a small branch of birch leaves, the best.  I lifted these up to peak at them because I was afraid they were too wet after taking them out of the pot and they ran as I did so.  They look as if they’re submerged under water.Birch Leaves.

Of course, I had to do some others but most of them are all in a row waiting to be opened!


Check in with Nina Marie this week to see the progress she’s making on her pieced value quilt!  And thanks for stopping  in for the visit!

3 thoughts on “Eco-prints on Watercolor Paper

  1. I LIKE these Janis: you are too critical of yourself! Great idea to do this while letting your ankle heal. Please take care of yourself.


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