In this course, you will :
- Learn how to extract textures and colours from nature and then print them with different fixers to achieve different effects, including techniques for creating outlines, background colours, and other tricks.
- Create your own sampler during the course to serve as the foundation for your final project: Your favourite patterns can be printed on a garment.
- introduces you to the history of botanical printing as well as the materials and tools you'll need to get started.
- Discover the significance of correctly identifying plants in order to collect their leaves in an environmentally friendly manner, as well as how to prepare them before use.
- Discover textile colour washes and mordants used to fix and modify colour using potassium alum, ferrous sulphate, and soy.
- teaches you how to use ferrous sulphate baths and other variations to achieve different effects: quick post-mordant baths, other types of washes, background colour tricks, how to retouch the composition, the Hapa zome technique, or how to do the final ironing, and how to care for them.
1. Getting ready to print with plants
- Preparation of materials and work area
- Plant identification and collection
- Materials and tools
- Brief history and introduction to botanical printing
2. Washed and etched
- Alum etched
- Ferrous sulfate etched
- Bitten with soybeans
- Introduction to washing and etching
3. Botanical print
- Final ironing and care
- Garment printing
- Special effects
- Effects with blankets
- Basic technique for printing on fabric
- Basic technique for printing on paper