Today, you'll get a look into a great printing book by Laura Bethmann called "Hand Printing From Nature - Create Unique Prints for Fabric, Paper, and Other Surfaces Using Natural and Found Materials." This 192 page binder style book comes from Storey Publishing. They publish a lot of Animal Care and nature inspired books. In fact, their mission is to "serve customers by publishing practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment". Gotta love that.
As you can gather from the title and from the photos, this book is all about making stamps from natural elements. Laura uses fruits and vegetables, feathers, leaves, shells and more.
The Table of Contents reads like this:
1. Direct Impressions of LIfe
2. Collecting Natural Objects
3. Pigments and Supplies
4. Printing Methods
5. Print Projects with Single & Repeated Motifs
6. Creating Hand-Printed Patterns
7. Printing Scenes and Flowers
This book is filled with design tips, characteristics of natural objects, and loads of photos. Most of us love the visuals.
The author gives us information on fabric, paints, paper, different printing surfaces, printing methods
Lastly, this manual is filled with projects that you'll love. You'll find stationery, notebooks, plenty of home accessories, totes, pictures, wall murals and more.
Give this book a try. I think you'll love it, too!