Eco printing

Eco Printing is a contact print process developed by India Flint. Plants are layered between pages of paper, bound together, and boiled or steamed in a dye bath to create the transfer of the plants to the paper.  I am fascinated by the process.  I have dabbled in it for a couple of years, but seriously starting researching, experimenting, and using it at an artform in fall 2019.  I cannot walk past a beautiful leaf without grabbing it up!  I have been known to stop and collect leaves at libraries, rest areas, parks, and just walking down the street!  I cannot wait to open the little bundles to see what surprises await me!

Matted Prints: 

11 x 14 mat with 8 x 10 print $45

8 x 10 mat with 5 x 7 print  $25


Handmade Book  with Eco Print covers start at $35

Contact Darla for availability.


Mixed Media and More

What is Mixed Media?


Mixed media is the use of more than one art medium (ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, plaster, wax, etc) in a single work. 


Mixed media can be on paper, canvas, wood panels, concrete, walls, it can be a 3D sculpture, and more.  


The mixed media classes that I teach are usually based on paper and combine ink (pen) with brush markers, water color, or other types of ink.  Perfect for art journals.

What is an art journal?


An art journal is a book to record thoughts,  feelings, sketches, ideas and more that is visually based.  It may have words, or it may not.  It can contain mixed media - pen, inks, paints, collage, stenciling, ephemera, and more!  Really, anything goes!


Some of the different mixed media/art journal techniques I teach include:

  • Gel Plate Printing
  • Inks - Distress Oxide, Dylusions Sprays, India Ink
  • Brush and other markers and pens
  • Collage
  • Using Stencils and Stamps
  • Zentangle Frames
  • Paper marbling
  • Watercolor pencils, powder and paint
  • Texture Paste/Modeling Paste
  • Image Transfer

Book Making


I also teach basic bookmaking classes.  I prefer books with the open spine so you can see the beautiful stitches we create :)   In a bookmaking class you will learn:

  • Tools used in bookmaking
  • Putting together signatures and paper
  • Book Covers
  • Assorted Stitches
  • Embellishments (Bling!)