I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet
We have a colorful array of flowers that grow in our garden. I love drying flowers, making potpourri, eating flowers and making art with them. Today we made some flower petal prints on white recycled cotton fabric. Harvesting flower petals from our garden and using a piece of cardboard as the base we lay various petal designs onto the fabric. Folding the fabric in half we hammered the top piece staining both sides with petal dye.
It was fun experimenting with various flowers, amounts and patterns.
Here are the results of a bottom dye, pre-hammer, post hammer and top dye pattern.
Really easy and fun activity.
Questions to consider while creating:
What is printmaking? Printmaking is a two dimensional type of art media that involves pressing a medium onto a support?
What materials (medium) are we using to create? What types of flower/petals are we using? Do you remember what tree/bush/plant it came from?
What combination of colors can we make by overlapping out petals?