walnut dyes on a variety of paper types. The berry tea dye changed color, depending on the acidity of the paper it remained red or turned green. I used this dye on the pages for my first mica book. I dyed all the pages of the second mica book using a walnut dye. I used crumpled waxed paper both under and on top of the dyed paper to create additional texture. The finished paper needed to be ironed and pressed before being stitched to the book spine.
annealing and tempering). It will also change the color of the material. This process required careful heat control. If the metal is over heated all the color is lost. The trick is to stop heating as soon as the metal starts to develop the color you want, since the metal will continue to change color after the heat is removed. I plan on using the copper and brass mesh as part of future art book covers.
rust patterns on different types of paper. Vinegar is used to promote rust and transfer it to the paper. We also experimented with wood burning tools and candles to carefully discolor, scorch, char and burn paper.