My travels to Portugal and Spain were fabulous. Ever since I encountered eco print these years, I like to pick some windfalls for my experiments. Although some people advocate regionalism, there's no harm to do windfalls from other regions as a keepsake or something special.
A set of leaves printed cards. How did they make?
I picked some windfalls from my friend's house some euc leaves and some unknown leaves in Malaga.
Just dipped the leaves in water and laid over papers
I made a stack of 10-fold 15 x 10cm papers, covered and clipped the top & back with rusted iron clippers.
Boiled in a rice cooker with water and some vinegar
Opened it after 1.5 hours boiling
Prints of dried euc leaves are quite strong and papers in a range of greys, charcoals and blacks with the effect of rusty water.
Among all I love this most, the unknown leaves. The leaf shapes are pretty with rust deposit prints.
I picked a few to make the cards.
Each card with a blank paper inserted and tied with thread
The all purpose cards are made.
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