Monday, January 13, 2014

Paper making with Turmeric

The root of the Curcuma longa plant, turmeric,
is a natural botanical compound that has been 
used for thousands of years in Southeast Asia.

I like to use turmeric as a dye for paper.
paper dyed with turmeric
Paper dyed with turmeric
When I want a warm golden hue I add 
a few tablespoons of turmeric powder to the pulp.
handmade paper by Suzanne Coley
Remnants of the original  text give a wonderful background
This is paper from the same batch of pulp before I added turmeric.

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