Thursday, February 20, 2014

Leaves, leaves, leaves

You might notice I have changed my blog back to the normal layout.  As much as I love the interactive layout, some friends, were having problems, so I changed back.
I have had another big printing session.  I collected some leaves from the trees at the community house yesterday and I love the prints I get with real leaves.
Above is an example.  Aren't they gorgeous!
I use my silicone plate for this technique and it gives such wonderful detail.  I don't know what I will do with all the prints, but I just like looking at them and there is the added bonus that if you don't clean the plate every time, you get some mixtures, like the one above.
Here are a few more
These ones have two layers.  That is they were printed twice, once with the leaves still on the plate and once with the leaves taken off.
These two were printed twice as well, but from different plates.
This was also printed twice, both from the final print
This one is a bit special.  sometimes if you are not quick, the final print, which is the beautiful one, dries on the plate before you can print it.  But I have found that if you roller paint over very gently and wait a few moments for the rollered paint to re wet the dried paint, you can lift a print like this.

I have more prints, but these are my favourites.  I will post a short tutorial tomorrow, as I don't want to make the post too long!

Happy Creating!


  1. what wonderful leaves, so much detail has transferred with the veins etc

  2. Your prints are wonderful Vicki . Real leaves are the best! This format is better for me on my new iPad. I couldn't read your blog properly before.

  3. These are wonderful prints. What a fabulous idea, not that we have many leaves right now! You say silicone plate is that the same as a gelli plate?
    I bet this would make great fabric!

  4. Wow, these are fantastic! Can't wait for your tutorial. I must admit I like this layout MUCH better. I'm always struggling with the interactive layouts, and sometimes I just click away when I can't find the post I want ...

  5. Great leaves! And I prefer the traditional layout over the interactive layout for blogs, perhaps because it saves a few clicks.

  6. When I think of leaves, I think of you. These are all splendid, but the last two are my favorites. LOVE THEM.


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