Just done a piece of botanical printing with plants gathered on biking. The day I went alone to the New Territories to explore biking route I came across a farmland managed by religious organisation (Amazingland). People there were so warm and nice. They invited me to join their assembly and introduced me how their farm running and I interacted with them what I am doing with plants. With their nice permission I picked a few leaves for my experiment.
Video of the day my solo riding in country side.
Free as the birds in Tolo Harbour.
The original entrance remains still exist..
The villagers were mainly the members of the Man (文）clan. I stayed a while in the park then heading to next village.
After half an hour with nice people and a tour around the farm I left with plants they allowed me to pick.
It's getting dark. I hurry to return the rent bike and home with plants for experiments.
Added a few plants from my homegrown.
Plus onion skins
After an hour boiling, the outcome ......
Oxalis has no colour but discharge is my expected effect of flying " butterflies" and lemon grasses formed strokes.
Seems Mogi appreciates it.
Comparison of Before & After
I made It a hanging or as table runner is fine.
Also a tote bag. I'm happy with the tone of alum mordant so that soft yellow tone achieved
Guava leaf is a good source for eco printing. Combine with onion skins and eucalyptus forms nice pattern.
Thanks for the people of Amazingland who made me a happy stay in their village and a nice printing experiment.