20 June 2012

Book du jour - leaf printing

A diversion perhaps. Waiting for the train, I noticed some bramble leaves riddled with holes and had the urge to print them. On getting home I squeezed some ink onto a sheet of plastic, ran a brayer over it, laid the leaf on tissue paper (on top of a newspaper), and rolled ink over it, then turned the leaf over and rolled a clean (smaller) roller over that.

The holes show up well when the leaf itself is printed but have to be quite big to show up in the negative print. Interestingly, the marks of the veins that get transferred to the roller are printed if you keep rolling.

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