Here’s a simple video tutorial for eco-printing on paper using St John’s wort. I’ve used three different variables to get quite different results from a single plant:
- plain watercolour paper
- paper soaked in iron mordant
- paper soaked in logwood dye
Although I love the bright results St John’s wort gives on plain paper, the discharge print is really special. As mentioned in the video, you can learn more about discharge eco-printing on paper from my ebook, Plant Poetry. That ebook covers a whole range of methods for eco-printing on paper, and has many examples of plants that are suitable to use.
Here’s a quick version of the tutorial, if you just want to see the process without all the explanations:
Please excuse the sideways orientation, it’s to make it easier to view for those of you on phones!
Here’s the three variations together:
If you’d like to learn more about St John’s wort, or check out some more prints using this plant, take a look at my earlier blog post.