12. Feb, 2020

Using the Frozen leaves and some fresh

Here is the simple layout using the Forest Pansy leaves from the freezer, the leaves of a new tree I purchased this Spring that I am not sure how it will print and some Japanese maple leaves. They look shiny as I have placed the plastic over the top of them. The substrate is cotton scoured mordanted with standard tannin and alum as normal and then left to soak in a soy milk bath for 24 hours. The fabric was dried and misty fused onto A3 sheets of watercolour paper. The leaves were "stamped" into a ferrous sulphate stamp pad and placed vein side down on the fabric. Then bundled and steamed for an hour an a half