This time I did a few different things. I used some toned papers as well as the white ones. I added a couple of rusty items to the dye-bath, having been advised that it would give some very dark darks. I dyed some Opus tiles and other larger papers; I had to roll them in order to fit my roasting pan! Here's part of the results, laid out on the dining table to dry.
Gotta love those onion skins! Such lovely bright colors. They give anything from a pale yellow, through oranges, to dark rusty reds. Here are some examples.
|An onion skin splayed flat.|
|Onion skins with other leaves.|
Some leaves are better than others for leaving lovely marks. Maples are good.
|Leaves as 'resist'.|
The black edges below are because of the rusty things in the water. There's also onion skins and various leaves.
|Rusty metal offers dark darks.|
You can read my post about my first attempts at eco-dyeing here.