Eco Art + Mixed Media

I tried some eco friendly ways to create pigment using berries, tea, turmeric, and dirt. I absolutely love the subtle hues these organic substances yielded.

I Need Solitude

The beautiful hues in I Need Solitude were created by soaking paper towels in mashed strawberries and blueberries and turmeric mixed with a little water. After each piece dried I dipped the edges back into the pigment.

I used a DYI paste by mixing equal parts flour and water. Apparently, my grandmother used this technique during the depression. Who could afford glue back then?

The Silver Lining

In The Silver Lining, I used turmeric to dye the cheesecloth used for the woman’s hair. The brown around the perimeter is mud applied with my fingertip.

Set Me Free

Tea stained paper towels support a natural feeling in this piece, Set Me Free.

Natural ingredients can make terrific art: blueberries strawberries, turmeric, and flour.

3 Comments

  1. These are fantastic Joni! No wonder you are immersed!

    On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 9:31 PM Creativity + Joy = Magic wrote:

    > Joanne Van Genderen posted: ” I tried some eco friendly ways to create > pigment using berries, tea, turmeric, and dirt. I absolutely love the > subtle hues these organic substances yielded. I Need Solitude The beautiful > hues in I Need Solitude were created by soaking paper towels” >

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