Saturday, June 22, 2013

Leaf Prints

A variety of the prints
Spent an afternoon recently printing leaves with bleach discharge. Just brush Clorox bleach pen solution onto the back of the leaf with a sponge brush. Press it on to an all-cotton colored cloth. Let it react (usually a few minutes), then wash really well in some soapy water. The surprise is in what colors will bleach down to, not always just a lighter shade of the original!
Who knew a grey would bleach down to such a beautiful green! I love the surprises in this technique!

Hosta leaf


Geranium leaf

Another shot of the group. Will start working some of these into a wall hanging soon.