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How to Print Flowers with Flowers

comments (13) July 12th, 2013     

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Jeff_Rudell Jeffery Rudell, contributor
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A beautiful flower made from a beautiful flower! (Mother Nature does the work and you get the credit.) 
This image gives new meaning to the term botanical print and is a perfect way to send someone flowers through the post.
What better way to thank someone for sending you flowers than to thank them with a note made from the very substance of their gift?
A beautiful flower made from a beautiful flower! (Mother Nature does the work and you get the credit.) 

A beautiful flower made from a beautiful flower! (Mother Nature does the work and you get the credit.) 

Photo: Jeff Rudell
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  Gently cover the petals with the sheet of clear plastic, being careful to check the position of the petals before proceeding.

 

  With the clear plastic in place, burnish the flower petals using a small strip of wood or bone creaser. The moisture of the petals will be extruded into the fabric and onto the sheet of paper below it.

 

  Carefully lift both the clear plastic and the fabric to reveal your print. Notice how vivid the color is. The company claims this intensity should last for years.

 

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Comments (13)

dlipsky writes: Beautiful, I really have to try this!

Posted: 11:08 pm on July 16th
Criativa writes: hi. This is beautiful.
Posted: 4:46 am on July 15th
mamagatorstock writes: This is beautiful! Can't wait to try it. I'd like to share this idea on Pinterest, but am not having any luck creating a pin. Any thoughts as to why? Thanks!
Posted: 1:57 pm on July 14th
random_charm writes: I would think any fine sheer fabric would work. Nylon or polyester or silk. I assume the purpose is to keep bits of plant material from adhering to the paper underneath while allowing the color to seep through evenly? I have done a similar technique using a regular hammer. I've just used a paper towel on top, nothing in between the plant material and the paper; I've not had any problem removing petals from the paper. It would be nice to be able to see what I'm doing better, although once you start pounding away you can see the image through the paper towel as that gets stained as well.
Posted: 8:28 pm on July 13th
clemsonorange writes: I have done this before but on linen. This is an easier way than I learned. I learned to use a small hammer.
Posted: 4:51 pm on July 13th
HelenV writes: Love it !!! This is so beautiful . Will try it myself...

HelenV.
Posted: 5:30 pm on April 22nd
FaveCrafts writes: Wow. Love this idea. And it came out so beautifully. I would love to learn more about the company.
Posted: 3:37 pm on February 10th
horsewoman writes: For Japanese translation, you can copy and paste the information from the website, onto babelfish.com and it will translate it for you.

For example, the sentence on the nature-print website just below the word Botanic Art translates from this:

花と植物で楽しむボタニックアート、ネイチャープリントのサイトへようこそ

to this:

Welcome to the sight of [botanitsukuato] and the nature print which are enjoyed with the flower and the plant
Posted: 4:02 pm on February 9th
wildenfunky writes: Jeffery, my apologies for spelling your name incorrectly!! Adrien
Posted: 9:15 am on February 9th
RocketCity writes: This technique is something that I learned about a while ago and it was called "Cherokee leaf printing". It doesn't require a kit to do it. Just a hammer, masking tape, and some cotton/muslin. I wrote about it on my blog: http://awaytome.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/cherokee-leaf-printing/

If you put a piece of scrapbooking paper underneath the muslin when you are hammering the flowers/leaves, you will get a pattern on the fabric and the paper. It looks really beautiful quilted and would be a good way to preserve the memory of the Valentine's Day flowers that you receive.
Posted: 8:21 am on February 9th
wildenfunky writes: Jerrery! I have a book called Nature Printing by the Ogden Nature Centre and they show this technique. They used pansies. In their materials list they mention a "tote bag, T-shirt, or other fabric item such as a visor, hat or shorts". You can also use the flower more than once if it stays in tact. My book also suggests a mix of 1/2 cup of salt to two gallons of water and the item to be soaked for about 10 minuts. And then dry it in the 'outdoors' or in a dryer. You can also do this on heavy cardstock for gift cards. Would you like any other info of the book? If you have any other questions, you can contact them at chapelle@chapelleltd.com their website is chapelleltd.com and the phone is 801 621 2777. Good luck! Cheers, Adrien PS it's a terrific book!!
Posted: 3:56 am on February 9th
ErinR writes: This falls into the "Why didn't I think of that?" category. That is just too cool.
Posted: 2:05 am on February 9th
Jen_W writes: Gorg. Thanks for posting this. I've been too lazy to experiment with the bag o' goodies from the Japanese vendor.
Posted: 1:31 am on February 9th
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