These pieces were done with a transparent paint which gives the effect of watercolors.
The paint I used was Seta-Color Transparent. It can be thinned to a very weak consistency with water or can be used as a stronger color with less or no water.
I placed leaves on the wet painted surface and the paint migrates away from the covered areas making marks on the fabric.
This piece also had leaves placed on it while drying. If the fabric is manipulated into hills and valleys while it is drying you get darker and lighter areas.
People think you have to do this in the sun. That is not true as these were done in my studio.
Not only do these pieces invoke the memories of the leaves I imprinted on these fabrics, but as I look at them I remember spending the day with my then 11 year old granddaughter.
Her fabrics turned out better than mine did but I have no photos to show you.
It was a lot of fun to create these fabrics and to create memories at the same time.