Hand Printing from Nature: Create Unique Prints for Fabric, Paper, and Other Surfaces Using Natural and Found Materials

Hand Printing from Nature: Create Unique Prints for Fabric, Paper, and Other Surfaces Using Natural and Found Materials

by Laura Donnelly Bethmann

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Overview

Discover how to use natural materials to print on any surface, from paper and fabric to ceramics, wood, and walls. With simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, Laura Bethmann encourages crafters of all levels to create original nature prints with leaves, flowers, fruits, shells, stones, and more. Her unique project ideas include stationery printed with maple leaves, a clothes hamper printed with scallop shells, and a pillow printed with cabbage. Before you know it, you’ll be designing one-of-a-kind nature prints to reflect your unique personality and style. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603425599
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 10/05/2011
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,213,838
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Laura Bethmann, author of Hand Printing from Nature, is an artist who exhibits her nature prints and watercolor paintings in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces. She has demonstrated her nature printing techniques in many venues, including Home and Garden Television, Lifetime Television, The Discovery Channel, and Good Housekeeping magazine. Bethmann teaches workshops for a variety of organizations, including art and craft centers, colleges, museums, botanical gardens, and garden clubs. She lives and works in her home studio in New Jersey. 

Table of Contents


Introduction
Acknowledgements
1 Direct Impressions of Life
2 Collecting Natural Objects
3 Pigments & Supplies
4 Printing Methods
5 Print Projects with Single & Repeated Motifs
6 Creating Hand-Printed Patterns
7 Printing Scenes & Flowers
Resources
Index

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