Last Saturday was really a winter day here in Hong Kong. Awaken at 7am. Hubby said it's freezing outside and told me to stay in bed for Sat off. I said I was going to the park to pick some maple leaves for eco print. If I went late the leaves would be swept away. I must be an early bird. Wrapped myself and heading to the park in a cold but clear morning. I walked just 20 minutes from home to the park next to the financial centre.
The twin Bond Centre buildings look like steel giants.
The Hong Kong Park is of lushes in the high risese of commercial buildings.
Fishes in the pond.
An early bird can catch worms !
A Camellia garden in the front of the Tea Set Gallery.
I was intended to pick up some fallen maple leaves. Coincidentally found some fallen Camellia petals. I picked a lot to try the purple print.
Got quite a lot of maple leaves. Headed home immediately and done the test.
This is the comparison. Left one I laid the maple leaves and some Camellia petals. Middle one is after steamed in a thermo pot (kept warm for 24 hours). The right one is the outcome. Come out was not what I expected. I hope to get more bright and shape outlines. This is the first trial, hope to share and get others' advices.
A close up comparison.
If I can get the dark prints of maple leaves would be good. Though I put a wire net in the pot steamed together, still not dark. No idea. Will dig more info.
This piece was wrapped with a rust iron and got this result. So everytime come with different effect.
Maple leaves are not quite sharp.
I've done three pieces on chiffon. Though the prints are not bright, they still look soft. Have no plan what to do with the fabrics yet.