Hand Printing from Nature by Laura Donnelly Bethmann
Create Unique Prints for Fabric, Paper, and Other Surfaces Using Natural and Found Materials

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Discover how to use found natural materials – such as leaves, flowers, feathers, vegetables, fruits, shells, weeds, and wood grain – to print on any surface, from paper and fabric to ceramics, wood, and walls. Simple step-by-step instructions coupled with beautiful photos make it easy and fun to learn the basic techniques.

Imagine shower invitations featuring delicate herbal prints – or a huge room divider screen printed with tall, billowy marsh grasses, flowing water patterns, and fish. Try making one-of-a-kind home furnishings, such as a clothes hamper printed with scallop shells, a footstool printed with cinnamon sticks, or a lampshade printed with willow leaves on bark paper. Or make one-of-a-kind wearables, like an apron printed with sage or a shirt printed with striking geometric shapes cut from maple leaves. There’s something here for every inventive crafter.

 

About Laura Donnelly Bethmann

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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.
 
Published October 5, 2011 by Storey Publishing, LLC. 192 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Artist and author Laura Bethmann shares her love of this spontaneous art form in her new book Hand-Printing From Nature: Creating Unique Prints for Fabric, Paper, and Other Surfaces Using Natural and Found Materials.

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