The first was at the regular monthly calligraphy workshop where Angela lead us all in print making from nature. We used sticks and leaves and resists - fabulous. The idea was to add calligraphy to the print but we were all having so much fun that most of the time was taken up with printing.
The second experience at Bev's home was the famous 'eco' printing. Again leaves, flowers and bits of bark were used to print. Stacking leaves between sheets of paper was a challenge and then the bundle (tied with sting) was steamed for about two hours in a concoction of vinegar, rusted objects and water. Anxious times waiting for the results. It was well worth it. I think I could become addicted to 'eco' printing. We found that gum leaves, sage and carnation flowers produced the best results.
Many thanks to Angela and Bev!
To see more results of both printing have a look under books and prints.