The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Teabags and Dye

I have been heating up my jars of stored dye
to help prevent unwanted growths
and in the process I dribbled some on my silicon baking sheet

I also dyed 2 types of linen thread
one is a linen paper

and once the dyes on the sheet were dry I made some 

I am super pleased

with the results

They are supposed to be bases 

for painting on top of

But at this stage I just want to frame them as is

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tea Bags plus

As a follow on from the post about teabags
I have continued to experiment

These lovelies are done the same except 
in one batch I had not cleaned the silicon sheet
and this gave me some lovely marks 

So I decided to do that deliberately
using avocado ink 
modified with washing soda

some of the marks seen here are
from a little of the ink mixed with egg yolk 
on the silicon sheet itself and
the darker redder ones 
are from the ink dripped in between the layers

I love the end look

But the question is can I paint on them!!!!

Not yet, these two are on the plainer bases
The First two faces for 2020

 221 Vanessa

222 Irene

Both in egg tempera using only bone black, titanium white, indigo blue and yellow ochre.