Wondering how many times I got up last night to check on the crock pot not quite simmering in the studio? Even I thought the answer would be at least twice, but it was actually only once, around 12:30 am. When I woke at 4:30 am, however, rather than glance at the clock, groan and roll over to go back to sleep, well...my curiosity won out.
After a quick trip downstairs for a pot of tea, it was back upstairs to the studio! Tongs in hand, bundle 1 was retrieved from the murky depths of the cauldron [sounds much better than crock pot, don't you think?], set aside to cool off for a bit and then
the pages were laid out to dry. Not so pretty, huh? You're not alone in that thought. Actually, given the color that India Flint had gotten with her rose petals, the browns were a bit of a surprise. Maybe it was because mine had been frozen...although they had retained their lovely red color beforehand. Maybe it was because some of the paper had been green tea dyed. Most likely, it is simply because she is India Flint, the eco goddess. Yep, that's it.
The cover has beautiful lines and looks quite aged.
A few stray eucalyptus leaves produced a lovely red. [note to self - buy more to play with]
The rusty bits seemed to have loved their steamy bath...which has only produced more what ifs.
The pages are drying. Some of the petals have been removed. Others will have to wait until all is dry...and hopefully, they'll come off then. If not...well...they may just get a bath.
Now...time to lay bundle #2 out and see if tossing a green tea bag in with it had any effect. Enjoy!