The leaves in the garden beckoned me so I pulled out some of my prepared fabrics from Blueprints on Fabric and created a few prints. I used a small clipping from Jennifer’s oakleaf hydrangea and a cluster of dried flowers from the same plant. A spot of water on the fabric created the large blotch on the leaf bottom, right so I’m not thrilled about investing a lot of time and energy on this print.
I noticed the blotch right away so I quickly placed the leaves and flowers on another piece of fabric and created this print.
This is a much more satisfying print. I like the shape of the leaves and the blossoms print beautifully.
But how about something as mundane as flat leaf parsley? I love the bold leaf on that frail-looking stem. I feel like I can’t go wrong with this process — and it’s just plain fun.
When it stops being fun I’ll stop doing it. Meanwhile, I have some epazote that is calling me. Stay tuned.