Collage Tutorial 8. Spice Tracking. Natural Materials from the Kitchen

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.)

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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.

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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.

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It all smells very delicious!

30 Days of Collage. Stephanie Levy.

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