“Love is not Enough” by Margje Bijl
Country: The Netherlands
Parts used: Dried balls (5-10 years old)
Application: Foam brush
Exposure time: 8 days
Month, season and year: August, summer, 2022
Substrate: Page from an antique book, Love is Enough by William Morris, 1873
Contrast of final print: * (Low)
Amount: 50 balls
Extracted using: Cooking for 20 minutes, leaving it for 24 hours, then crushing the balls with a mortar.
Thinner: Tap water
Layers: Enough for 8 prints with 2-3 layers.
Used to create image: Positive on clear polyester film gloss 250 g/m²
Challenges or observations: The print turned into a negative! I am pleasantly surprised because it resonates with my project inspired by the photographs of the Pre-Raphaelite Muse Jane Morris. Do make sure you only apply the emulsion on the area you wish to print on.
Instagram handle: @janemorris_margje and @janemorrismuseum