The Best of Both Worlds: Enhanced Botanical Printing
Pre-Order Now for November 15, 2019 Release
Direct printing with leaves and flowers has a large and dedicated following. Whether you’re a seasoned botanical artist or just eager to get started, this highly anticipated guide will be a welcome addition to your library.
The first chapters of the book cover basics – choosing plants, papers and fabrics – plus information on chemicals used to secure and enhance color permanently, so that prints are stable. Jane covers the basics of layering bundles of prints for steaming, and also discusses the construction of several convenient and inexpensive steaming options. Mordants, modifiers & barriers? All described in easy to understand terms so that generating prints is safe, efficient and beautiful!
In the second half of the book the fun begins. Lust after color? Long to add texture and pattern to make your prints distinctive? You won’t be disappointed. Techniques Jane shares include:
creating patterned resists to build background interest
using carriers to transfer color and also pattern to the print
employing photocopy transfers & pre-printed silk as additional means of embellishment
soy wax pastes, Inktense blocks & other methods for adding color and pattern
an entire chapter on embellishment ideas, including metal leaf, chemical guar gum pastes & hand coloring
Also available: The Collector’s Edition
Signed copy of The Best of Both Worlds: Enhanced Botanical Printing
Four signed original botanical prints
5.5” x 5.5”
Suitable for framing