Friday, 29 April 2016

A Bit of a Bash

Whilst I was up in Yorkshire my friend 'M' gave me an A6 portrait Seawhite Sketchbook as a present so I thought I would use it as a kind of diary.  I took it on a walk with me and drew in it as well as making notes in it too. I brought back some young horsechestnut leaves from my walk and acquired a dandelion flower from the garden. I had an idea I might be able to 'Flower Bash' them, so having borrowed a hammer I had a go and the photographs above and below of the pages are the result. I believe young horsechestnut leaves can also be used for dying?

I was impressed with the colour achieved from each, although the dandelion proved to be a bit of a problem when it came to removing all the petals from the page once they had dried out.  The stain also permeated several other pages behind it!!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know about young chestnut leaves (is this horse chestnut or sweet chestnut ?) but will try it if I find some leaves (either variety) - love the notebook!