Eco-printing on Paper

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Would you like to try eco-printing but don't want to experiment on expensive materials like silk and wool?

You may already be a seasoned eco-printer on textiles but would like to deepen your practice and use eco-printing techniques alongside reflective practice.

No mater where you're at on your journey this beautiful ebook will show you how to eco-print on paper using materials from your garden or kitchen, and ways to use your paper for many projects.

This beautifully photographed, 100 page eBook covers:

~ Why eco-printing on paper is so special and versatile

~ Gathering materials - everything you'll need for your eco-printing kit

~ A selection of plants (flowers, ferns, eucalyptus, deciduous and food dyes) to get you started and the colours they impart on paper

~ Setting up dye baths

~ Selecting and preparing your art paper

~ Specific techniques to get great prints

~ Using reflective practice (art therapy techniques) for personal growth

~ Ways to use your eco-printed works and more!

This ebook will companion you for many dye pots to come and we look forward to seeing your results.


~ By Jacqueline Grace and Kate Borradaile

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Beautiful Wasteland

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1 out of 5 stars

Superficial - claims "No mater (sic) where you're at on your journey" but Info is v basic: press leaves between paper, add rusty objects, boil; they also give a few ideas for adding colour to the bath. This (& more) is all over the web. For post mordanting: "You might even choose to post mordant by tipping your bundles into a copper or cast iron pot along with the dye bath water." - that's it. I've only printed on paper a couple of times, but there's no info that's new/useful to me. Dye blankets, mordants, natural dyes, etc are ignored (and contrary to what BWC are saying, these are used with paper to great effect). Definitely for complete beginners who need hand held at every stage, & even then you'll outgrow this book after your first print. I requested a refund, but was declined. Steer clear, it's a money spinner only.

Response from Beautiful Wasteland

As stated in our email conversations, we are sorry that your purchase was not satisfying. We stand firm in our intention to provide a resource that makes eco-printing on paper an accessible medium for beginners and experienced dyers. Our framework for eco-printing is unique in the way it offers dyers to enter into a guided, co-creative exploration with materials for personal reflection. The value of this offering has been affirmed by both new and experienced dyers who appreciate the intentional approach to the creative process. This is clearly outlined in our T.O.C, available for viewing prior to purchase. Despite threats to review us poorly for not giving you a refund, which we would define as behaviour that is in breach of the Etsy code of conduct, we stand confidently by our disclosure of the product on offer.

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Marie 04 Jul, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This us my first paper print, inspired by your ebook. Thanks, lots of fun ahead

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Leanne Johnston 14 Mar, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I have been ecoprinted in the past, this is a great little book for beginners like myself. I knew the basics before reading, BUT, picked up some great and no-guessing information. Every one has a preferred method but it never hurts to try. The price was perfect, downloaded this am and already made a boil with improved prints! Great job and don’t hesitate to learn, beginners or advanced. Kudos!

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Lorraine Minogue 25 Mar, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I highly recommend this thoughtfully written book, which is accompanied by gorgeous photography. It taught me new techniques I'm eager to try and, most importantly, reminded me to take the time to ponder the process of eco-printing and why I enjoy doing it so much. Ecoprinting is not just about wondrous and surprising results, but about celebrating a sense of place and one's own presence within in. Thank you!

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Peta Bailey 26 Mar, 2018

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