Saturday, 23 August 2008

Leaf printing: testing part 1

Gib is away doing an open water diving course and although I'll miss his company, it means I get to totally overrun the study with my crafting and sewing for the entire weekend. I'll be updating this post as I go so please comment and provide suggestions as I've never done anything like this before and it's quite likely that I'm doing it all wrong!

Already I'm learning about how much to load up each leaf with paint, how much pressure to apply etc. There's a definite knack and it's a good I have lots of scraps on hand to practice with! The best leaves I have used so far have been from our lemon geranium and a fern. They're a bit heavy in spots, but I don't think it's such a bad thing. The black ones smudged a little because I rolled the roller over the leaves twice. Learning.

This is actually quite a lot of fun. Reminds me of kindergarten and watching episodes of Playschool where they did painting and all of those awesome things that I "grew out of".

I got bored of printing (because, like in my kindergarten days, I have the attention span of a fly) so I decided to whip up a pin cushion using some one of the leaf prints.


Hoppo Bumpo said...

Your printing looks great. I particularly like the fern print and your pin cushion. I've never tried fabric printing before, so I can't offer any advice ... only admire!

straykat said...

the monster at the end of this book would have to be one of the greatest books.

Possibly the best little golden book.

Did you know that they made a second one unfortunately Elmo is in it.

This is the original.

Grover. I salute you.

kt mac said...

love this. wow can't wait to see your apron!

Gina said...

You're doing a great job Beth.. love the Autumn colours you've used.. the texture comes out so well too..looking forward to seeing more :D

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