Time to wrap up my 2015. Facebook reminded me I've visited 7 countries and 11 cities in 2015. Looking back the days abroad half was wool felting and half was natural-printing. For the natural-printing it's more challenging since outcome depends very much on plants used. Fortunately every time was so impressive.
Recently I got some floral leftover from flower arrangement, I did experiments with it. I made two pieces to wrap up my 2015 with more delicate and vivid color.
Here the plants used on wool are casaurina with cones (馬尾松), almost dried eucalyptus silver dollar (桉樹), Grevillea Robusta (銀華), Limonium (彩星) and Brunia Nodiflora (青銀小足球)
Placed the delicate layout
Curious Mogi is always my good company
Another one with casaurina, eucalyptus, Lagerstroemia Indica (紫薇) and Loropetalum Chinense (紅彩木)
After 1.5 hours bundle boiling the outcome is more khaki green to orange brownish due to iron mordant leaves
Very strong imprints but not as expected with euc bright orange
This one placed with a few almost dried euc silver dollar and other leaves with iron mordant
Outcome is vivid with bright as wanted
The dark round ones with dots are from iron mordant casaurina cones
I'm quite pleased with this one, vivid color and strong imprints
The "before & after" of the two layouts
The longer and stronger casaurina are bold prints
Purple of Loropetalum Chinense
2015 is closed with color and I wish 2016 will be fabulous !