The Art and Craft of Pounding FlowersBook - 2001 | 1st ed.
This book introduces an innovative, multi-faceted, beautiful new craft that virtually anyone -- from age 3 to 93, can do. If you can use a hammer, you can transfer pigment directly from a flower or leaf to cloth or paper (and even leather and polymer clay) to make a lovely, lasting imprint -- in no time at all. The basic technique is simple, but different plants and materials can make for very different results and Laura Martin's hours of experimenting, combined with her clear, personal text, make this book an invaluable guide.The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers features over 50 projects covering a wide range of items that incorporate this new technique. From notecards with matching envelopes to a bedroom accessories set, all the projects are shown in color photographs and are clearly explained with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and illustrations.The last portion of the book is an illustrated plant encyclopedia featuring the author's pick of the 50 best plants for pounding, how to grow them, which materials they work best on, and how to hammer them. Each entry includes a color photograph of the plant.Crafting and gardening are two of the most popular hobbies in America today and this book will have great appeal to both crafters and gardeners, whether novice or master, as well as to artists, parents, teachers and others.
Publisher: Mt. Kisco, N.Y. : QVC Publishing, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 745.92 MARTIN
Characteristics: ix, 182 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Alternative Title: Pounding flowers
From Library Staff
A beginner’s guide to the lovely and lively art of printing with flowers. Embellish clothes, paper crafts, home-goods, and gifts using only the bounty of nature and a sturdy hammer.