Friday, March 4, 2016

Nature Prints

Spent some art time with friends yesterday. Wendy showed us a new trick with her large die cutting machine that was very cool. Mono-printing/pressing with dried plants. Ink/acrylic paint is applied to the cutting plate, dried plants arranged and then pressed onto heavy paper in the machine. 
Here's my first attempt - using printing ink. (Colors are not true)

First print - 
The plant material was then removed and remaining ink pressed next. 

Second Print - showing the paint left behind. (This is my favorite)

Final print laying the plant material with ink side up. 

I love the possibilities, and will be revisiting this technique. And I may need that large die cutting machine. ;) 

Happy Friday!  


Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh these are so pretty! I love the color choice and the leaves are lovely.

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful prints!

Fran said...

Lovely prints, especially the second and third ones.

Giggles said...

So fun...this turned out so lovely!! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Tracey Fletcher-King said...

wow they are stunning... thanks for sharing... they are special

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh that is just beautiful. Love the colors.

Beth Niquette said...

Wow! These are GORGEOUS! I love hearing about this technique, too--I didn't know that could be done. Marvelous! Happy PPF!

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