If you recognize the plant please let me know.
|I should have put my hand next to a leaf to give you perspective of it's size! Maybe you can tell by how dwarfed the clothespins look!|
|Using thickened dyes I painted the underside of the leaf. The veins of the leaf are large and distinctive so I was hoping for some strong definition in the print.|
|Next I placed the leaf on the fabric dye-side down. Using a Brayer I rolled the topside of the leaf to ensure the print would be clear.|
|The print is fairly clear and the definition of the veins is good.|
|I repeated the process until the fabric was filled up!|
|You can see the texture more clearly here. It reminds me of reptile skin!|
|Here are today's results. The last piece is an experiment in textures. I finished up the thickened dye by applying multiple layers of dye across the fabric surface. Once it's washed out I hope it still looks like the texture of grasses.|