PRINT WITH FLOWERS
Make the most of Maytime’s floral abundance with these deceptively simple watercolour-style prints. By Hannah Tribe You will need: fresh flowers, watercolour paper, a hammer and some acrylic spray
1. Choose a flower with thin, bright petals, such as geraniums, poppies and pansies. Prepare the flowers by removing the stem and calyx. 2. Place one of the flowers on to the watercolour paper and then fold the page, sandwiching the petals between the two layers. 3. Tap the paper above the flower with a hammer – this will help to hold it in place. With the petals now stuck to the page, hammer a little harder. 4. Once you are happy you have covered the whole flower, unfold the paper and gently peel off the remains, revealing the print. 5. Repeat the process until you have built up your design. To fix the print, cover the page with an even spread of acrylic spray.