Friday, June 30, 2017

Hand Dyed Paper with Natural Dyes Part 2




This week..
I got "stuck"
in the studio..


Whenever I feel frustrated
in the studio..
I turn to making beautiful 

papers..
either by mono printing, painting papers or dying them..





sewing on paper and fabric 
will also free the mind..

actually any meditative process will help..

and that includes naps and exercise..
running or walking, 

so since I was making papers
 I decided to film part two of this video
to include a few more fun
techniques..

Next week I will share the photos
from the segment, since I kept making papers after the 
camera was turned off..

mad scientist 
that 
am!


Have a safe and sparkly 4th!


xo


14 comments:

Roberta Warshaw said...

Oh so fabulous! I had no idea avocado made such a fantastic color! And tumeric as well. I just love all your tutorials and that kitchen.....just saying. I covet.....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You and I are on the same wavelength, but mine were mostly dyed on fabric. I have tried using red onions, but I get better luck with yellow. Your turmeric turned out far more yellow than my fabric, which was a very deep yellow. I have yet to try avocado, but I've got some pit pieces and skins saved for when I have enough to formally dye either fabric or paper. You are a true inspiration to those of us who believe in natural dyeing, whether it's paper or fabric. From one natural dyer to another, I applaud you. Thanks for taking the time to create this video and show your lovely results.

BTW, as soon as my blackberries are ripe, I'll be dyeing some paper with them, since I've already dyed fabric using blackberries in the past. I look forward to next week's paper reveal.

Jo Murray said...

Thanks Cat....I'm dying (pun intended) to try it.

kathyinozarks said...

I found you through Elizabeth and Bleubeard-love this-have you done and nature printing on paper? I really want to start playing with papers

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What a great treat...I love dying paper and cloth. Thank you...I have never tried avocado and look forward to eating my last one so I can play too!

suziqu's thread works said...

Such soft natural colors with these simple techniques from lovely natural foods we eat every day. Thanks for sharing these Cat!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the video once again. I agree on a new frame of mind doing fun things in the kitchen. Have a fun day.

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Roberta, I was shocked when I read it and was wowed when I tried it!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dr. E, cannot wait to see your blackberry dye, been wanting to try that one!! Glad you enjoyed the video! and thanks ever so much for popping over! x

Caterina Giglio said...

HAHAhaaaa Jo, you crack me up!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Kathy, so glad you found me thru Elizabeth! I have only printed with cabbage and onion skins, you can see the prints in my videos, and I love playing with it as prints. Thanks for visiting!

Caterina Giglio said...

Cannot wait to see what you come up with, Mary Ann!

Caterina Giglio said...

Suzi, thanks so much, happy you enjoyed it! thanks for stopping over! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Sylvia, Play is the perfect thing isn't it? thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you taking the time to comment~!

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