08 August 2008

Nature Printing

Yesterday I taught a Nature Printing class at the Country Quilter. I totally forgot to take out my camera when we got to the fish printing (gyotaku). I got distracted because that's my favorite part!

We sunprinted with transparent paints using sea salt and masks and scrunching and folding and flinging (technical term for going all Jackson Pollock). The weather was glorious -- perfect for getting good, crisp prints.

We also printed leaves and ferns and then moved on to produce (fruits and veggies). The orange, apple and lemon prints came out particularly well.

I'll be teaching the same workshop in Ohio next week for a guild near Cleveland. I'll try to remember to take pictures of the fish printing this time.

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