botanical art

(Real) Pressed Fern on Handmade Paper

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Who doesn't need a touch of green inside?

A fern pressed last summer with the Microfleur, and mounted on nicely textured 5x7" handmade paper. 

  • Sealed with UV resistant coating
  • On Gilbert Oxford premium card stock
  • Ready to frame

If you like minimalist botanical art like this, you can make your own!
(If you aren't inclined to make you own, it is available on Wooden Deckle Etsy.)

Use code:MARCHMADNESS for 20% off of any kit or Microfleur flower press.

From bad to good

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Check out what artist Jane Kramer is doing - she is making handmade paper from obnoxious invasive species, and adorning it with photographic transfers of native Michigan plants.  Very brilliant, very beautiful. 

She cooks down the plant fibers herself, and then processes them in a kitchen blender - resulting in a very rustic, fibrous paper.  I love the irony of how she is able to make something very good, from something bad.

Thanks to May Babcock, for another inspiring blog article on hand papermaking.