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Eco Print on Silk – Oak Flowers and Leaves


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Eco Print on Silk: Oak Flowers


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Oak Flowers on Silk – an Epitaph


There may not be another Spring in this park, so here is a bouquet in tribute, of flowers of oak, on silk. Continue reading

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2017 – Success!


Sold!  I’m pleased to have had the news that the work I entered in this year’s (2017) Twitter Art Exhibit, to raise money for Molly Olly’s Wishes, a charity for the aid of terminally ill children, has sold. The work … Continue reading

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A Fine Pickle


A recent eco print experiment. This is an iron blanket (or carrier cloth). It ought to have had prints from plant material on it. Didn’t work. Hmmm. As usual, I sprayed the cloth with a 50/50 vinegar/water solution. It was … Continue reading

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Twitter Charity Art Auction and Exhibition


I’ve just sent off my contribution (left) for the Twitter Art Exhibit 2017. It’s an encaustic eco print and will be on sale for £30 between 2-19 April 2017 at The ArtsHouse, 14 Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon. 10:00-4:00. The proceeds … Continue reading

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Nature as Reliquary – or Cup Cake


Here are three recent eco prints on watercolour postcards, mounted on MDF board. Afterwards, I enhanced the prints with encaustic medium. Quite a process. I gathered the leaves to make the prints. I sandwiched the gathered leaves between the watercolour … Continue reading

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Faerie Narrative: A Suite of Two Eco Prints


What the photos don’t show are the mica-like specs embedded in these papers, which are the cardboard backings of watercolour-faced boards, separated into sheets by peeling when wet. Some of the specs are pink. They glitter constantly reminding me of … Continue reading

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Another from a recent eco print batch. The paper ground is one of the layers from the cardboard backing that fell away, after the boiling process, from my eco printing experiment using watercolour board. The wet cardboard fell apart into … Continue reading

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Eco Print/Encaustic Watercolour Postcard IV


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