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Nature Printing 30 Projects for Creativeby Laura Donn Bethmann
Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Nature Printing
" Stuff you usually compost or toss out with nary a second thought could actually be transformed into things of beauty. Nature Printing is simple and you don't have to have much in the way of esoteric or expensive materials to make frame-worthy prints, handmade stationery, or gift wrap." --Newsday
"I mastered one project after a five minute flip through the book. The photos and drawings are wonderfully easy to follow. I proceeded to decorate every envelope in the house. I couldn't stop! My daughter and I stamped through the entire house." --Darragh Doiron in the Port Arthur (TX) News
"Just looking at this book makes you want to collect supplies and get to work. This is one of the most beautiful books I have seen." --The Chagrin Falls (OH) Valley Times
"Author Laura Donnelly Bethmann has done a wonderful job of revealing the methods behind a centuries-old craft that still appeals to the young and old, regardless of artistic ability." --Akron (OH) Beacon Journal
"Bethmann has discovered the real connection between the creative self-expression evident in both gardening and painting, and has recognized how nature printing links them both." --Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer
Create captivating art works of by applying ink or paint to leaves, flowers, or fruit and printing life-size images on paper, fabric, and other surfaces. Nature Printing contains beautiful projects in full color with easy-to-follow instructions.
Nature printing, or recreating images from the natural world, is a direct, inexpensive process with possibilities as varied as nature itself. Apply ink or paint to leaves, flowers, herbs, or fruit and print life-sized images onto paper, fabric, and other surfaces to create captivating works of art.
In full-color, simple instructions, NATURE PRINTING covers tools, techniques, and tips for dozens of beautiful projects, including printed fabric for curtains, pillows, linens, quilts, and clothing; stationery, cards, and invitations; nature journals; and more. The book includes instructions for decorative finishes and frames, and it offers nature printing projects for children.
As simple as rubber stamping, as beautiful as nature's finest
Anyone can discover the excitement of creating works of art by applying ink or paint directly to leaves, flowers, herbs, and fruits, and pressing life-sized images onto paper, fabric, and other surfaces. Nature printing is a direct, inexpensive technique requiring no artistic experience and offering possibilities as boundless as your imagination and as varied as nature itself. Artist Laura Donnelly Bethmann provides complete step-by-step instructions, illustrated by her own finished works and those of nature printers through the ages.
Create Your Own Unique:
Stationery - cards - quilts - nature journals - herbals - curtain finishings and framings - pillows - linens - clothing - invitations - printed fabric - wall hangings - decorated wall and furniture gift wrap - calendars - projects for children
About the Author
Laura Bethmann is an artist who exhibits her nature prints and watercolor paintings in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces. She has demonstrated her nature printing techniques in many venues, including Home and Garden Television, Lifetime Television, The Discovery Channel, and Good Housekeeping magazine. Bethmann teaches workshops for a variety of organizations, including art and craft centers, colleges, museums, botanical gardens, and garden clubs. She lives and works in her home studio in New Jersey. Visit her at laurabethmann.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Nature Printing
Chapter 2 Collecting & Pressing Plant Materials
Chapter 3 Printing Supplies and Equipment
Chapter 4 Basic Nature Printing Methods
Chapter 5 Specialized Nature Printing Techniques
Chapter 6 Practicing the Art of Nature Printing
Chapter 7 Nature Printing Projects
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