a teabag a day
what's this? cans of sample acrylic house paint from my local
ace hardware store. my friend told me about them 14.5 ounces for
the sale price of $1.99! to my surprise, the paints were individually
hand mixed! look at the colors! apparently the stores have regular sales so
that means return visits for me.
these are a gift of beautiful senellier pigment powders
that i just learned how to mix and make my own
watercolors! oh my gosh, what a gift for a girl like me!
to add to the new color, pigment theme, i boiled
red onion skins, yellow onion skins, avocado skins,
and avocado pits as inspired by an exercise in
misty mawn's make do art online workshop.
she recommended labeling the bottles right away.
i can see why now that i made them~~ the batches
look so similar and it would be impossible to keep them
sorted without a label.
here are the samples i took at varying time periods.
samples of avocado pit dyes. print paper on the right
absorbed the most dye. i have boiled batches of papers
with flower petals and onion skins. they make lovely
stationary and journals.
have any of you tried making and using natural dyes? i would love
to hear your experience and get ideas on how you like to use
it's friday and i am looking forward to a creative
weekend. on fridays as always, i post with a lovely
creative group hosted by eva and kristen, paint party friday.
peek in on the artists there if you get a chance... and
Have a lovely
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