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Aug 6 Botanical Inks

  • Blue House Too Allen, TX (map)

Price: $60 person
Instructor: Sarita Westrup

This workshop will explore the use of natural dye watercolor and flower stamping techniques.  Learn how to mix your own watercolor inks from natural plant materials using foraged plants and powder dye extracts with gum arabic and alum. All participants will learn the basics of natural dyes, how to extract color, what are mordants, and how to use them to alter hues with additives such as iron, vinegar, and citric acid. Participants will be introduced to basic watercolor techniques and paint their own designs on watercolor papers.

Participants can except to leave with recipes and a natural dye book of color swatches and techniques.