Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nature's Paint

Hi Everyone! 

I just wanted to drop in to say a quick hello before I 

take a little break and unplug for a few days. 

The hubs and I are taking a little trip over to the Olympic Peninsula 

to celebrate our 7th year wedding anniversary!


So, before we hit the road, I wanted to share this fun little 

project I tried.



One misty, rainy day last week, I gathered up 

some flowers and leaves from around the yard, and 

experimented making prints of them on 

paper and fabric.


The above photo is of a print I made from a 

lace leaf maple leaf onto a piece of watercolor paper. 





I had so much fun picking up little flowers to try on my print. 


 The photos below, I used a piece of canvas fabric, or 

duck cloth I believe it's called. 





Some of the flower pieces were easy to remove, 

others left a heavier stain. 

When I get home I'm going to see how it looks and possibly

add some embroidery .






For now, I just covered the piece with wax paper and pressed it in a book

for further drying.




I'm really happy with how it turned out. 

I'm thinking next I will try a little beeswax over it.

Have you ever tried doing this before?

If you want to see a great tutorial on how to do this, Kim from 


has a great one.  




I'm really looking forward to seeing the rugged Washington Coastline,

and doing a little beach combing!

I think we're going to get some rain while we're there, but that's never

stopped us from walking on the beach before!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and

I'll catch up with you when we return.


Becca


22 comments:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like a fun project, Becca! Hope you have a wonderful anniversary getaway!

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a neat project with lots of color. hope you enjoy your getaway! happy anniversary!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I've not tried this before but I'm certainly going to try it now! Hope you have a fabulous anniversary break ♥

Jillayne said...

I haven't tried it the way you are doing it - it looks like great fun, and so beautifully colourful.
I hope you have a wonderful time away and congrats on your anniversary!

Terri said...

Happy Anniversary- hope you are having fun at the beach.

Catherine said...

Such beautiful colors and flowers!
I hope you two had a terrific anniversary!
xo Catherine

Tracy said...

WOW... such dazzling results, Becca! I was trying something similar with pansies on watercolor paper a while ago--very fun! I should try some on fabric. :o) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY celebration days to you & the Mr.... have fun away ((HUGS))

Lisa Gordon said...

What a neat project, Becca, and I really like the way it looks. You have a wonderful trip!

Kate said...

Happy anniversary!! What a beautiful project!
Kate :}

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Have a wonderful time at the beach! OH, and these pressed flowers are just gorgeous!!

Sarah Kim said...

I've been wanting to try this for a while. You're leaf print looks stunning! Will be a nice rainy day activity indoors :)

Linda R said...

They turned out so cool. I love the way these look. Have fun on your trip my friend. I can't wait to see your photos.

Hugs~

Rosie Grey said...

This is such a lovely project, Becca! I also love the vibrant colors! Have a wonderful trip! Bring photos ;-)

Caterina Giglio said...

how fun... and that first image is positively killer!

Kim Andersen said...

your maple leaf print turned out great ... and the others look like they are staining nicely ... GREAT photos too!

Kim Andersen said...

I almost forgot to say happy anniversary! and enjoy your getaway!!!

Tammy said...

That looks so cool. Did you ever add any embroidery? I can just imagine how beautiful it would be. Hope you had a great trip. Tammy

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