And then I just had to have a go at the hapa zome that she tried - it is a form of leaf printing from Japan. I tried it with geranium flowers - see what you think.......
I chose a cluster of last year's over-wintering geranium that has some flowers beginning to go over.........
I picked 4 good flowers and pressed then with my finger onto some muslin.
Then cover with more muslin
Then get a hammer and hammer over each flower - I know - sounds mad - doesn't it!
Look at the state of my hammer - lol!
I hammered on a very thick wooden bread board.
It's a bit like when you rub on a transfer when card making - the area darkens as the die is transferred.
Hold yer breath and pull back the top layer of fabric
Wow! Those on the right have the flowers left on and they need to be peeled off.
Look at the state of my nails - can you tell I've been potting up this morning - gardener's hands - lol!
And this is the final printed fabric. Each side of the fabric is slightly different as it received slightly different pressure from the hammer.
This needs to dry and then you iron over it to make it colour fast and then I shall be making.......... mmm - what shall I make with my personally printed fabric? Rose scented hearts perhaps?