14 november 2018

eco printing 2 ... learn from my mistakes

digitally enhanced rhododendron leaves

Eco printing 1

Op een vroege zondagmorgen ging ik naar het park, gewapend met schaar en een grote boodschappentas, om meer bladeren te verzamelen voor eco prints. Ik plukte ook wat bessen en late bloemen. Ik voelde me een beetje stiekem terwijl ik dat deed, maar niemand scheen er aanstoot aan te nemen.
Early Sunday morning I went to the park, armed with scissors and a large shopping bag, to gather more leaves for eco printing. I also picked some berries and late flowers. I felt a little sneaky doing that, but nobody seemed to take offense. 
Ik kookte twee hoeveelheden bladeren, bessen en bloemen, maar de resultaten waren teleurstellend deze keer. De bloemen en bessen lieten bijna geen afdruk op het papier achter.
Bovendien, ik denk dat ik te veel bladeren tegelijk op één pagina propte. Bij mijn eerste poging gebruikte ik slechts één groot blad per pagina. En het resultaat was veel scherper.
I cooked two batches of leaves, berries and flowers, but the results were disappointing this time. The flowers and berries hardly left any marks on the paper at all. 
Furthermore, I think I crammed too many leaves on one page. In my first attempt I only used one big leaf per page, and the results were much more crisp. 
De rhododendron bladeren bovenaan waren erg licht en ik durfde er niet met waterverf overheen te gaan, uit angst de afdruk te verliezen. Dus ik heb de afbeelding digitaal verbeterd.
Onderaan een aantal eco prints met een waterverf wash.
The rhododendron leaves at the top were very faint and I was afraid to loose the print if I applied any watercolour. So I digitally enhanced the image at the top. 
Below a few eco prints with a watercolour wash.
Ik ga het in het voorjaar opnieuw proberen. Als je het zelf wilt proberen: succes!
I will have another try in spring. If you want to have a try yourself: good luck!

11 opmerkingen:

  1. I agree with Sandi, Judy. These are all beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing your adventure with us. Can't wait to give it a try :)

  2. Judy I certainly don't see a thing wrong with this piece. It is lovely friend. Wish you lived here --we would have lots of fun clipping leaves off the bushes that are growing in the woods and we would not have to sneak. :)! Have a super day. Hugs!

  3. Net wat Sandi zegt, ze zijn mooi Judy.

  4. Thanks everyone! I loved doing this, I felt like a witch cooking a brew in a large cauldron. :)

  5. Great, Judy! There isn't such a word, "mistake." We have an "experiment" that will turn out to be our precious "experience." Go, go, Judy!! Best wishes, Sadami

  6. GORGEOUS mistake ---- when all your mistakes are so than it is genius!

  7. 'Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and caldron bubble...' ;o) These are really lovely, I like the subtleties. It sounds like a really fun process.

    Sadami has made me smile and I agree painters have 'experiments' I think I have more than most :o)

  8. Love these kind of dreamy results , all of them are beautiful !

  9. Oh my, this is absolutely amazing, so gentle and poetic!! Love your endless creativity Judith!!

  10. I like the results, especially with the oak leaves, they produces interesting outlines. The rhododendron one looks quite exciting, maybe you can do an abstract based on the idea..


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