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Nature printing with herbs, fruits & flowers
Bethmann, Laura Donnelly, 1953-
[Updated edition].
Publication Information:
Pownal, VT : Storey Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
90 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 88) and index.
Format :


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NE1338 .B49 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Author Notes

A professional artist for more than 20 years, Laura Donnelly Bethmann has nature prints featured in private and corporate collections. She has demonstrated her techniques on the Discovery Channel, Home and Garden Television, Lifetime, and QVC and at museums, colleges, libraries, and botanical gardens. Bethmann's tranquil herb and flower gardens on the coastal edge of the protected New Jersey Pine Barrens provide many of the images for her work

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Chapter 1 Introduction to Nature Printingp. 1
Chapter 2 Collecting and Pressing Plant Materialsp. 7
Chapter 3 Printing Supplies and Equipmentp. 17
Chapter 4 Basic Nature Printing Methodsp. 27
Chapter 5 Specialized Nature Printing Techniquesp. 43
Chapter 6 Practicing the Art of Nature Printingp. 57
Chapter 7 Nature Printing Projectsp. 71
Appendixp. 88
Indexp. 89