Ecoprint on paper for Art the PDF

My name is Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw I am an Eco printing and Natural dyed artist from Glasgow Scotland. I was trained by Christies in Decorative Arts… I was for many years a stenciller … that might just be why I like working with paper and I think the result shows.

In this pdf I will share my techniques of Ecoprinting on paper and some of the variations I have created during the past few years to make striking and colourful prints. I will also share a way to create a discharging paste that you will be able to use to print and stamp on your prints. Your final results will be a reflexion of your creativity and the botanical elements around you.

This PDF is perfect for beginners and more experienced printers. It allows you to work in your own speed and you can access it for life

In this PDF 10 000 words, 6 video links, many photos including a step by step showing how to produce each type of bundle.

In my method I am taking you by the hand wether you are a beginner or a more experienced printer:

I am sharing with you how to:

  • Extract natural dye using original dye matter to make dye bath
  • How to collect leaves and store over winter season
  • How to understand and prepare your equipment, (pots, steamers, mordant containers)
  • How to understand the material you choose to work on … what type of paper…
  • How to work with your mordants and dyes to obtain certain colours
  • How to create texture in the background of your prints
  • How to use tannin to create background or marks
  • How to create a discharge paste to add further marks on your paper prints.

My method has been tried and tested by myself for the past 5 years and by hundreds participants online live on zoom over the Covid year and in a PDF format… Participants from every regional geographic location in the world… participants using different type of vegetation and dyes…

You will as well as the PDF obtain my constant help via a Facebook group or by emails and some regular live sessions.

Ecoprinting on paper for Art the PDF

In this PDF instruction I will share with you my technique developed over several years of Ecoprinting on paper to get clear and colourful prints using Botanical material and Natural dyes. We will explore via the PDF text and a number of videos 3 methods (simmering in dyes, dyes and tannin blankets, Iron blanket, steaming with blankets, texture blankets) on a variety of paper using several natural dyes or tannins. You will learn to: – Select paper – Understand your leaves fresh and dried. – Understand mordants and dyes and extract your dyes from nature – Put together your equipment – Print your paper – Learning to discharge text or designs from your prints – Finish and seal your paper so you can use it for making books, putting on a frame, using for greeting cards…

£49.00

Make Tea and Print – Ecoprinting on paper workshop PDF and Video

This is about a simple Botanical Printing workshop I ran in December 2020 during my first ever online Virtual Open Studio in Glasgow with about 100 registered participants. During that day I welcomed in my studio many from the comfort of their own home and we shared about being safely at home and enjoying the creativity in the comfort of our own home. Participants from places as far as the USA, Thailand, Hongkong, Norway etc… took part. Some lovely friends teachers of craft from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sakhon Nakhon in Thailand “visited” and shared their experience of teaching creativity in time of Covid online… some lovely participants from Glasgow and South Carolina in the USA also shared about how creativity even online helped them through life crises… There was such a buzz about this meeting.

And I shared with all a method of printing on paper using Tea Tannin as a dye… after drinking a cup of tea…  If you would like to share this method please purchase the PDF using the link below. It will give you access to the list of ingredients and the Video recording of the event. I look forward to see your results…. and remember Tea always make things better.

Love Betty x

Drink Tea and make print eco printing on paper method

This simple but effective method allows you to print on paper using botanical elements such as tree leaves and a simple tannin… Tea… So to join in make a cup of tea and sit back … watch the video and follow the simple method.

£10.00

BOOKS … hand made ones !

Each of my Eco prints on paper is unique and is a reflection of a moment, working with Botanical elements, with dyes and tannins I have discovered in my local environment or my travels… hand dyed … hand knotted with hand waxed strings and individual trinkets brought back from far away places.

I would love to share those with you… the fact is that there are so many books one can use for writing or sketching… so those books below are available for you to share… They are hand knotted, the cover is made with Eco-printed hand made paper with Scottish leaves and using natural leaves, the inside is made with recycled paper from coffee cups and I love each of them.

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This book cover was Ecoprinted using Scottish leaves in Mangosteen dye. 18 pages, that is 36 sides in one signature, white suitable for writing, sketching 14 cms x 28 cms Hand tied with waxed linen and hand made in Thailand green ceramic beads, chinese coins

£39.00

SOLD OUT

Identical as above but for delivery overseas… if unsure email me bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com

£49.00

EUCALIPTUS (UK shipping)

This book cover was Ecoprinted using Eucalyptus leaves using a hand made cotton resist and a Mangosteen dye.on hand made paper, cover decorated with vintage 19th century Victorian paper 18 pages internal, that is 36 sides in one signature, white suitable for writing, sketching 10 cms x 28 cms Hand tied with waxed linen, a vintage rusty washer and hand made in Thailand glass and china beads

£39.00

EUCALYPTUS (Identical above but for overseas shipping)

This book cover was Ecoprinted using Eucalyptus leaves using a hand made cotton resist and a Mangosteen dye.on hand made paper, cover decorated with vintage 19th century Victorian paper 18 pages internal, that is 36 sides in one signature, white suitable for writing, sketching 10 cms x 28 cms Hand tied with waxed linen, a vintage rusty washer and hand made in Thailand glass and china beads

£49.00

My teaching for groups and organisations

I run individual workshops for groups and organisations. I cover the subject of Ecoprinting and Indigo vats (Fructose, Ferrous and Hydrosulfate). I work on cellulose fibers and protein fibers as well as paper.

Wether you are a weavers’ guild or a community group I will tailor a workshop for your needs and deliver in person (whenever possible) or virtually using the Zoom platform to your group.

If delivered in person I will provide all material and equipment, I will quote to provide starter packs to all participants or provide a material list. I will supply a set of pre workshop instructions and some instructions after the workshop. I deliver flexible timings from half days to week end workshops.

If delivered virtually I will provide the platform and both pre-workshops instructions and PDF instructions for participants to follow after the live event. I record all events and share for up to 4 weeks. If the workshops is delivered to UK participants it is an option for me to provide starter packs. Please note that good speed internet is needed to attend to a live zoom session and it is best to use a lap top.

I can provide prices upon request for quotation and availability please email bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com