Category Archives: Nature Prints

Posts about printing directly and indirectly from plants, animals and other textures found in the natural world.

the plate and the print

Print your face

Would you like to see your face in a new way?
Using the principles of viscosity printing you can record the surface of your body in interesting detail. This post explains how to print your face directly from your face, warts and all!

viscosity mono print of profile

print your face example

Good news – this works especially well if you are old and wrinkly with lots of life experience.

However don’t be put off if you are young with
smooth Continue reading

viscosity print from the ants nest plate

Print from an ants nest

paving stone with ants nest

paving stone with ants nest

The urgent need to print can strike at any time: I was getting stuck into some serious gardening and started to move a stack of concrete paving slabs, which had been leaning up vertically for some time.

Between two slabs I discovered a wonderful Continue reading

print from skeleton leaf

Successful leaf prints

using the press to make a leaf print

Leaf print on the press

Making leaf prints is always inspiring as the form and texture of leaves are a wonderful source  for printmakers; there are thousands of varieties and wherever you live you will be able to find a selection of different shapes and sizes without going far.

Hunting for leaves adds another dimension to walking in city streets or along country paths, bringing your attention to the changing seasons and growing plant life all around us. Continue reading