Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another sneak peek...

These are two experiments from a new project I'm working on. The left is dyed using black tea, the right is dyed using Starbucks berry tea. The paper is a delicious heavy-weight watercolour paper that absorbs my natural dyes like they were made for each other. The wonderful thing about this paper is that it absorbs the dye over 24 hours without turning into a soggy mush like most paper would. Unfortunately the berry pink doesn't last and it fades to a musty rose brown. Still nice, but not so pretty. Such is the way with berries. Their delights are fleeting!

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