I wanted to use some of the smaller branches and leaves off of our Mimosa Tree, but here's the rub right off the bat: C HATES that tree and tries to destroy it every chance he gets (admittedly it is trashy, but I love the leaves and little powder puff blossoms). I was so pleased to find that one very persistent branch had indeed persevered over the summer, and there were some leaves for me to print! I mixed up my thickened pastes, squeegeed them across the leaf covered screen, lifted the screen and voila:
I loved the print that remained on the newspaper below the silkscreen when I picked up the screen. I wondered what would happen if I carefully laid a piece of soda soaked print cloth on top of that newspaper and brayered it. Well, here's the answer:
I was so excited that I grabbed more print cloth, threw it into my soda bucket, wrung it out, and brayered it on the newspaper and remaining print paste. I ended up with four fairly good pieces:
I'm thrilled with this result, as I now have even more prints of my mimosas!
Here is the screen drying with the mimosa leaves still attached
I hope to get back to it later in the week. But for now I'm on to other things, like that @#$%^&*! Making Tracks!