i did an ice flower dye the other day! the first one of this year. i was hoping to get some nice bedding plants so that i would have some good flowers for stuff, but ugh. not so much. i did buy some violas and some pansies, so that's good! but not much else.. i got some rudbekia that i think are orange today, so that's something! maybe? but anyway.. here we go!
the method for this is simple, you put the flowers on the wet cloth (this cloth was unmordanted, i had some old alum liquid from a previous mordant and i soaked it in that for a few min though) fold or roll it up tightly and tie if you need to and then freeze it. once it is frozen you can take it out and thaw it in some water. i have never tried just thawing it on the shelf, i should do that next time. i also squeeze it pretty good. then ta-da! (it works extremely well with hollyhocks!)
so.. this is what it looked like today..
you can see that pea vine flower there though, it lost all it's colour, but i dont really know where it went?
the lilies didnt really make prints so much, but there's yellows in there in general, so they did something i think!