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Eco-Stained Pages in Progress

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Eco-stained pages in progress are the most fascinating aspect of my creative journey. From the designing to boiling, peeling and drying, I am in awe at the fusion of science and art. I will be sharing about that fusion in the future, but today, I am just basking in the glory of the beauty.

There are few words to describe the intense roll of emotions that sweep through me while I am making my art. I feel fortunate to be able to create for my profession. The long hours and sometimes, overwhelming, responsibility of wearing most of the hats, take a toll on many aspects of my life, but I am grateful for the opportunity to make this my choice. The wonder of the creative process and the beautiful art I create in unity with nature enlivens my soul and refreshes my spirit. Most of all, I cherish the fact that my art inspires others to connect with nature and with themselves.

So please join me for a stroll through some recent eco-stained pages in progress for a glimpse into my world of art making. These pages were still wet when photographed and the plants were slimy! It is all just part of the process!

?Eco-Stained Pages in Progress?

Green Daisy and Rose Leaves Eco-Stained Pages

Daisies, rose leaves, rose petals, and geraniums made the gorgeous stains on these pages. Surprise…pink daisies made the green stains!

Daisy and Rose Leaves Eco-Stained Pages

The stains are extra vivid just after the flowers are peeled, so there is a shimmer to the design because of the wetness. They the pages dry with the matted hue we love to see!

Daisies and Roses Eco-Stained Pages

Sometimes I peel the plant elements off the eco-stained pages without paying attention to what they are. If it is a magnificent combination stain, I dig back through my compost to see what combinations came together to make that particular design. Digging through is a bit of slimy research, but somebody has to do it! Geraniums, Daisies, Rose Leaves Eco-Stained Pages

Rose leaves and daisies are lovely together, but then so are ferns and daisies.

Dark Ferns and Daisies Eco-Stained Pages

Ferns are amazing! They are one of the first plants I started using a good bit in my eco-stained pages. The type of soil they grow in and where they grow effects the stain results. Fern stains can be dark like the ones below, a light tan, or anywhere in between. Sometimes, when they are dark, they tend to influence darkness over the whole page. I love how the other colors appear in contrast to the darkness. Dark Fern, Daisy, Geraniums Eco-Stained Pages

I lost track of where this particular set of pages ended up. They could be one of the Classic, Combo, or Oneside Journals in my shop. Interested in a scavenger hunt? See if you can find which journal it is by going to my shop at www.rachelleeason.com. Please comment below with your thoughts!

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    1. I create my art by eco-staining special paper with fresh flowers and leaves. Thank you for connecting to my pages!

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Rachelle Eason

Rachelle Eason is an artist, inspirer, wanderer, and writer by nature. When she is not creating eco-stained artwork, journals, and stationery, she can be found on white sand beaches in the Florida sun, writing about her life and experiences, savoring a luscious piece of dark chocolate, or scoping out vegan food at her favorite local restaurants.
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