Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Book Arts Tuesday/Herb Book-Giveaway
To make the book, you can follow these directions for an Index Card Accordion Book.
For this book, I glued index cards to both sides. On the front are leaf prints. I placed a leaf face down on a stamp pad, then placed a piece of scrap paper over it and rubbed. After folding the scrap paper in half to avoid getting ink anywhere else, I gently placed the leaf face down on the card, covered it with scrap paper, and rubbed. On the back side I wrote the names in Latin and some plant information. I'm a big fan of Latin names and find that I learn best by writing things out.
You can see the complete book on flickr.
For more information on printing from nature:
The Nature Printing Society
Check out the Resource Center for a video about nature printing (good information but the images are small and don't work well at full screen) and written information. There's also a member's gallery, news of the annual workshop, and a printing guide book that looks great to purchase, THE ART OF PRINTING FROM NATURE: A Guidebook.
A pdf on Nature Printing with Children from Cornell Plantations.
Laura Donnelly Bethmann has written several books about nature printing. She has a new one coming out in September which looks like it may be an updated version of this one:
You can find another style of herbal book in this previous blog post.
Lavender Wind Farm on Whidbey Island, a lavender candle, and a little lavender weaving I made— and a small book to create your own herbal.
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