This morning I took advantage of the bright sun on my windowsill
and used Nature Print paper with Dogwood flowers.
I had to pop the screen out to get enough sun (keeping a close eye on Sophie)
and arranged the flowers on a board with a piece of glass on top.
After exposure the prints are put into a water bath for about a minute
and then set to dry on a board covered with newsprint.
When the flowers are first removed their image is blue but the water bath
reverses the color.
Some books I made years ago with the papers.
The old prints are a much deeper blue, I think my stock of paper is old.
Doesn't matter...the faded color is just as lovely.
I plan to use some for bookmaking and some will be sewn along their
top edges to create a curtain like effect as shown in the first two photos.
How pretty they will look hanging in a breezy window.
Happy Friday the Thirteenth!