Aluminium tape is such a wonderfully versatile material for printing plates. The previous post described making plates with raised textures by encapsulating things underneath the tape. This one explains how to make embossed plates by pressing textures into the tape.
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 →