Steamings

Eco printing (also called contact printing) was developed by India Flint and others. I've been experimenting for a few years and now call my process 'steam printing'. The anticipation of revealing a steam-printed paper concoction is addictive. Every batch sees a new element of experimentation and uses a range of plant materials, found paper scraps and metals. The resulting papers are used in making handmade books.

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Garden leaves
Artichoke leaves
Red valerian
Reveal sequence 1
Reveal sequence 2
Reveal Sequence 3
Reveal sequence 4
Reveal sequence 5
Reveal sequence 6
Reveal sequence 7
Steam print bundle
Reveal resist
Steam printing
Steam prints drying
Poinsettia
Poinsettia
Poinsettia
Autumn leaves
Sycamore leaf
Marking time and place books