The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers by Laura Martin
No Ink, No Paint, Just a Hammer

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The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers

No ink, no paint--just a hammer!

Who would imagine that flowers and leaves from your garden, from a houseplant, or even from a store, could be used--without the fuss of ink or paint--to make beautiful, lasting images? This remarkable new book shows you how to transfer pigment directly from a flower or leaf onto fabric or paper for an exquisite imprint--with just a hammer!

Complete instructions on choosing the best plants, selecting fabrics and paper, hammering flowers, and preserving your botanical impressions

More than 50 projects, including greeting cards, wrapping paper and ribbon, journals, place mats, napkins, throw pillows, wall hangings, curtains, T-shirts, scarves, baby gifts, Christmas ornaments, and much more--all with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions

Gorgeous color photographs and illustrations throughout

Craft and gardening enthusiasts alike will enjoy this beautiful book that combines two of the most popular and rewarding hobbies in America. Parents, teachers, and children will love it, too!
 

About Laura Martin

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Laura C. Martin is an accomplished writer, botanical illustrator, lecturer, and storyteller. She has published more than 15 books on gardening and nature crafts. Ms. Martin lives in Atlanta, where she writes, quilts, paints, and spends as much time as possible in her garden.
 
Published June 1, 2001 by Q V C Publishing. 192 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Garden writer Laura C. Martin introduces The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers, an activity using the pigments of plants for decoration. This craft is so easy one can simply pick a flower, place

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She easily guides the beginner through preparation, listing the tools needed in addition to the hammer, suggesting choices for plants darker pigments usually yield better impressions;

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