Botanical print exploratory using one of my favorite leaves: Sea Almond (Ketapang / Terminalia Catappa). Previously I applied the whole leaf onto the fabric. Lately I preferred leaving it dried naturally until crisp, then I crush the leaves into sprinkles, giving such abstract impression with organic shapes.
Different place, material, pre/post-treatment and process (and quoting a friend: different hands), transformed into different result. In slides:
1) Closeup look of crushed Sea Almond leaves dancing with the purplish blue hues of Golden Thryallis on a habutai silk scarf. Another note, I soaked the leaves into a bit of seawater for a minute before leaving it a week to dry until crisp. The scarf has been tested through washfastness and lightfastness for two months, and this is the result to date.
2) The entire look of the scarf. The photo resulted into quite yellow shades since I photographed under the shade during 10 am backlight. The scarf has been tested through washfastness and lightfastness for two months, and this is the result to date.
3) A whole Sea Almond leafprint sample I did for my homework during @thewilddyery's Eco Print workshop. Left on silk noil without iron or sea water. Right on recycled watercolor paper, pre-soaked in iron.