Flower Prints

Making prints using nature is always something fun to do. Collecting all of “nature’s paintbrushes” can add to the adventure and exploration of tracking down the perfect print-maker.

This time we didn’t head to nature, though generally that would be my direction. We instead bought some flowers which were discounted at the grocery store, we noticed them while in line to pay. We picked flowers that had lots of ruffled layers, ones we thought would make an interesting print.

At home we got out the paint and trays and clipped the flower stems shorter to provide little hands with easy-to-use stem handles.  Dip the flower gently in the paint and press onto paper. The trick is to get a light layer of paint on the petals, otherwise you end up with a mushy blob that doesn’t resemble a flower. Lots of trial and error, but hours of fun!

When you are done you can also gently rinse the flowers under cool water and place them in a vase for further enjoyment!

Emily Ireland