Saturday, June 2, 2012

flower prints


this is a fun project

what you will need:
2 pieces of heavy paper (watercolor paper or card stock)
flowers (pansies and poppies work great because they're juicy)
rubber mallet
old towel


sandwich your flowers between the paper and pound the heck out of it
sandwich your sandwich in a towel - this helps contain everything


after a first go around, have a peek to see how it's looking


add more flowers and repeat if you want to


your end result is a flower print like this one


some of the flower detritus sticks to the paper
I like that


now - what to make with this?
maybe a journal cover?
or a collage background?
hmmmm ......

13 comments:

Denise Adorian said...

Fantastic!So fun and easy-I can do it.Thank you

Elizabeth said...

Really? That's all? Now THIS I can do.

Rita said...

I've also seen this done on cloth. Then you can make a copy of the cloth and use the cloth, too. But I like the look on paper, too. I forgot all about this technique. Thanks for the reminder. Spring is the time for bright colored flowers! :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh pretty I like the detritus too, makes it more textural. I bet it would make a lovely journal cover. Thanks for the tip. xox

Gayle Price said...

Fantastic idea ! Love the look of this. Great background paper for lots of things....mmmm may be wall-paper ? !xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You used much prettier flowers than I did when I pounded mine about a month ago. Of course, I don't have a full yard of flowers like you. Yours are to die for.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

it seems somehow wrong to bash flowers with a mallet... but I kind of want to do it now... xx

Becca said...

What???!! I LOVE this, thanks Kimmie...I would love to try this! Thank you for sharing!

~*~Patty S said...

ooo you got fabulous results and make it look easy Kimmie
Love it!
oxo

Nancy said...

These turned out so pretty!

sukipoet said...

really cool and something quite new to me.

Marva said...

Hi Kimmie! This turned out awesome! I tried this a few years ago, need to do it again...

Miek said...

Great what you made with the leaves. I put flowers and leaves into the Big Shot then you get a embossed print to. !!!