Making a Mess
I had planned to schedule ‘messy days’ at my shop as part of an art group.
But then Covid-19 delta variant came along—and that was just too risky for me.
But I did play a bit.
I bought a turkey roaster from Walmart—specifically for eco-dyeing.
I picked up a few leaves around the shop; layered them on water-color paper, turned on the roaster, let it cook for about an hour and a half; turned it off–and then waited—impatiently!!!
I took the paper out–removed the leaves, and let the paper dry over my clothes drying rack—found at Treasure House—my church’s resale shop—for $1 again impatiently waiting for the paper to dry.
And here is the result.
The roaster comes with a rack with handles—so you can lift out your turkey or other roasted item easily. However it left lines on the paper—I’ll have to look for some flat ceramic tiles to layer the paper on so as to avoid those lines.
Still a fun project–and I’m ready to try some more…..trees and shrubs and plants beware!
I held mine together with cardboard on either side and binder clips as my instructions recommended. Those binder clips left lines on many of the pages. I was doing small sheets of paper so simmered mine in my deep canning pot. Never thought to actually look for a roasting pan to pick up on the cheap. I’m going to try a microwave method next time.