Sunday, February 3, 2013

Eco prints shades 植物印染色調

"Good shades..... Yes, mum wanted to make shades, but color of leaves."

Intended to make shades of leaves, I used different steps of iron mordant and different sorts of leaves.  Some leaves dipped in iron water, some without.  So I got the outcome like this. 
The more iron the leaves got, the darker they're.  
The round silver eucalyptus cinerea is of typical reddish.  A little of it makes the pattern bright. 
Rose leaves are rich in tannin and love iron thus prints are bold. 
The dried oak leave is clear. 
Outlines of rose leaves  
Another sort of euc leaves. 
Big or small rose leaves are good for prints.  They make vivid marks. 





Comparison of before and after 

Still in the stage of experiments so I only made small pieces on gorgette silk. 
Soft it is, of color and material.

17 comments:

  1. Terrie, you definitely got the style of your own!
    Beautiful and refined it is!

    Elena

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  2. They do create a wonderful variety of effects, don't they!

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  3. Just fabulous!! The prints are so clear and beautiful... you are getting to be a real master!

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  4. Terrie I like Your experiments with leaves. It's wonderful!

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  5. I love all of your work, you are inspiring!

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  6. Hi terrie: I am always inspired by and delighted by your experiments and outcomes! Thank you for sharing these steps..i think I missed your blog post before this one..off to see that one..hi to Mogi, too!

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    1. Ginny, you're always so sweet! I love to play and share. It's fun to explore the wonder of nature.

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  7. Beautifully illustrated with before and after pics. thanks for sharing

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  8. Thank you ladies. Fun to play with leaves and the outcome is always a surpise.

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  9. Your work is so beautiful and special!

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  10. Terrie your prints look like they are jumping of the fabric... Very beautiful and soft

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  11. These are some of your prettiest prints yet! You really inspire me, Terrie :)

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  12. your prints are wonderful, clear and full of colour. Congratulations to these gorgeous results!

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  13. Beautiful work Terrie.. inspiring as always :)
    xx

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  14. Beautiful and inspiring yet again, thanks so much...

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  15. Beautiful and inspiring yet again, thanks so much...

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