MEN Paper and Book Arts

Mary Elizabeth Nelson is one of 
the featured artists at The Wayne Art Center.
Visit their beautiful gallery in the new wing.
Mary Elizabeth's distinctive handmade books and cards will capture your attention. 

​at the studio!
Eco-printing is a contact printing process that involves combining botanical materials layered on paper and/or a natural fabric, and bundled or wound around copper rods or wood sticks and steamed or immersed in hot water to extract the pigments and produce a print made with the plant dyes.  At different seasons of the year, different pigments may concentrate in various plant parts so great color variability is possible and desirable. Garden plants, vegetables and fruits may be used, fresh and/or dried. Eco printing is a time-intensive art form. One must approach it with an open mind and experimental attitude. A leaf here, a bit of metal there, some felt, paper, a dye bath made of weeds, nuts and a splash of vinegar, plenty of time, sprinkle of magic, et voilà, something beautiful and unexpected emerges. Results can be unpredictable as there are so many variables at work in this kind of alchemy. Rather addictive!

Contact Mary Elizabeth for dates in July thru Nov., 2018

Teaching & Workshops

9:15 to 12:30

Book Arts at The Wayne Art Center

Moving on with your book arts

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave  
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 688-3553
Classes start September 12 and run through December 12, 2018