Monday, November 9, 2015

Flower pounding, 'hapa-zome' made famous by India Flint's 2010 book Eco Colour
For a first time 5-minute project I'd give it a 10 out of 10, especially if I still had a wee one around the house to wield the hammer. 
Top: false dandelion—Bottom: common tansy 
And to make the pounded print colorfast, am going to brew up a tannin-rich mordant from the leaves of a native Gary Oak tree. Since my leaf pile is about the size of a Volkswagon, I'm in no danger of running out of raw material.


apiecefullife said...

Really nice. I want to have a goo.. Did you do it onto paper or fabric?

Kerrie Maloney said...

fantastic, something I have been meaning to try so an excellent prompt.

Diana said...

Kerrie your poppies should yield some crazy nice colour! It was just unbleached cotton I used, but I'm wishing I had pre-mordanted for colour fastness.