Monday, July 30, 2012

I have just started to make my own alcohol inks....and it works! It is pure alcohol and the insides of a few cheap felt-tipped pens. The Pound Shop is selling 43 of them for..guess what?...a pound!

The results for my own yellow and purple alcohol ink!yeh!!!!

"Stuff" drying!

My watercolour eco-dyed paper opened and dried. Really pleased with results.

My sewing machine has been cleaned and over hauled and is working better now than when l bought in 1987, in Papua New Guinea.

Paper l decorated for use in other art work. It is so nice to have started on my own Art again!

Today's bundles waiting to be opened.

REALLY pleased with these results.

Picked some of the first blackberries to ripen  today...looking forward to the great blue/purple dye they produce and of course eating some!

Never noticed these sculptures on the Libary Wall in Roehampton before! Great green them! Well done Tony for spotting them tonight.


Carole said...

Yay! impressive Lynda! As are all the dyed paper. I just bought a used sewing machine (blue coloured) and can't wait to start working on my paper sewing projects.
How's you foot? Have you said goodbye to the crutches yet?

bois-fleurie said...

I think your papers are fasinating to look at,I found myself looking into them and seeing all sorts of images.
look forward to seeing more things to use them for.

artymess said...

Looks like you will be having some fun with all these the rusty bundles and the leaf bundles can't wait to see what you do with these...xx

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Love the papers you have created. I have just used up the last of 2011's elderberries for dyeing interpretation for harvesting this years! can wait to see your berry dyeing

lynda howells said...

carole l am now off crutches but have an air inflated boot instead..which is so much easier and better. have to wear it for another 5 weeks!
thank bois-fleur for your comments. Started working with a few pages today. Oil pastels and wax!
I am having fun my wonderful friend Artymess!x
Blackberries are coming along nicely in the hot water at moment..lovely purple colour at present!!xxx

Mary said...

I am so pleased your foot is mending Lynda, it is strange ho we take everything for granted until it is taken away.
Are you still doing the children's workshops? If so i willl get cutting,as I now have so much time on my hands.

Cath said...

Good to read what you've been up to again Lynda, and I just love your dyed papers, and your own coloured inks! Must try and get to see you before too long! x

lynda howells said...

You will always be welcome Cathxx sooner the better!

sharon young said...

Hi Lynda, love your blog, so much to look at and enjoy, great idea with the inks.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, great to see you on my blog.

kristin said...

what a great idea! i never knew about making your own alcohol inks. i love all your playing with dyeing and would love to see more!

lynda howells said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and support.xxLynda