it's pretty obvious i am a paper junkie. every time i go to Flax, a local art store with an amazing selection of handmade papers, i never leave without at least a few sheets of handmade papers. i often get them on sale, for a dollar or two. but sometimes my papers just sit there and i don't use them much.
in the the current issue of somerset life spring 09, connie govea stuart has a beautiful article on a simple idea: dying ribbon and papers with easter egg dyes.
so i had a fun time dipping my handmade papers into the dyes. i dyed paper that had strings embedded in it, lace with beading, coffee filters and anything else i could get my hands on. i liked seeing how the colors varied depending on which kind of paper/surface was being dyed.
next year, i will definitely stock up on easter egg dyes after easter is over!