I recently attended the Focus on Book Arts Conference as a Colleen Cavin Fellow, and it was such a great experience! I got to meet many creative people, take a super class on nature printing with Rebecca Chamlee, and make some pretty amazing books!
Here are some images from the process we learned:
I recommend checking out Rebecca’s workshops if you want to learn more about the steps and process we followed.
We learned more simple print techniques that don’t require presses, too, including a couple methods of painting and pressing leaves. I really liked gyuotaki, based on traditional Japanese fish-printing process. Here’s a print I made:
I’m excited to consider how these nature printing processes can work with poetry. The play of white space and lines in these images is really enticing. More soon…..