Using natural materials as pigment from the kitchen cupboard, I began with a selection of spices and seeds. Curry powder, turmeric, chilli powder and celery seed. I used Parisian essence to paint with and to dye my water colour papers. (Parisian essence is used to brown gravies, soups etc.)
I began with dying the papers in the sink with the Parisian essence and warm water. I dried the papers in an oven for 10 mins. at 180 celcius.
I then stained more papers with several layers of essence and spices curry powder and turmeric. Topped with a little dyed paper sewn with cotton mop string and a sprinkling of celery seed.
It all smells very delicious!