Friday, 19 June 2009

Tiskanje na svilo z rastlinami - Plant printing on silk

Že nekaj časa sem po različnih blogih občudovala tiskanje z rastlinami. Končno sem se opogumila, pripravila svilene šale in začela. Kakšni lepi tiski! No, vsaj zame, za tiste, ki sem jim te šale pokazala in za tiste, ki so jih kupili.
Na prvem sem na živo rumeno osnovo, pobarvano z listi rusa (octovca) položila lepe travniške cvetice, ki sem jih našla, ko sem se z Ambrožem, tretjim vnukom, sprehajala ob gozdu.
It has been for some time now that I've been admiring blogs with plant printing. At last I took courage, prepared some silk scarves and started. What beautiful prints! Well, at least for me, for those whom I showed the scarves and for those who bought them.
On the first scarf dyed with sumac leaves (Rhus) I placed sweet little meadow flowers I found on my walk with Ambrož, my third grandson, on the verge of a forest.
Pa še posnetek od blizu.
And a closeup. Potem sem pojedla kar precej gozdnih jagod, ki mi jih je Ambrož pomagal iskati (sam pa jih ne je) in sem se spomnila, da bi to bil lep odtis na svili. In je nastal tale šal spodaj Slika ni najboljša, v resnici je šal lepši. Then I ate pretty many forest strawberries that Ambrož helped me find (he doesn't eat them) and it occurred to me they could make a nice print on silk. This is how the next scarf was made (below). The picture does not do it justice, in reality the scarf is prettier.

Pri njegovi drugi stari mami - mami Slavki - sem opazila rdečelistno lesko. Nekaj listov sem uporabila za naslednji šal.

At his other grandma's - mama Slavka - I noticed a redleaf hazelnut bush. I used a few leaves to make the next scarf.

11 comments:

Sonja said...

Čudoviti šali so, sploh tisti prvi z rožami. si kar predstavljam, kako dobro se mora lastnica počutiti s čem tako lepim okoli vratu. :)

Ladka said...

Kupila je tudi tretjega po vrsti, z listi rdečelistne leske. V resnici je zelo lep, zelena je izrazita - samo fotka mi ni prav uspela. Še iščem način, predvsem pa prostor za fotografiranje šalov. Imam jih namreč še kar precej. Tile so prvi trije, dobila sem veselje in pogum in tiskala in tiskala ...

Martine said...

Hallo Ladka, i love your sumac prints. I tried to email you but my mail returned. As i am a follower now its easy for you to visit me.
Happy dying.
XXXm

Manya Maratou said...

they are beautiful! well done! happy reading

Daja said...

Ladka it is fantastic, you are very talented

Ladka said...

Hi Martine, thanks for following my blog and for making it easy for me to visit your blog.
The other e-mail address from which I sent you my last mail sometimes makes troubles, that's why I also added my @gmail address in the Copy field.

fontainefleurie said...

the meadow (is the latin name Knautia?) is my fovourite - they are like shining suns. Did you use a mordant or is it without? Great work, and don't you think this is a fantastic thing to do? xD

Ladka said...

Hi Dorie, no, it wasn't a Knautia but a yellow flower growing in a meadow (a field of grass for pasture) whose name I don't know. The mordants were alum and tanin from sumac leaves which also gave the strong yellow colour to silk.
And yes, it's a fantastic thing to do. After these first successes I couldn't stop printing and now have more than ten plant printed scarves (and two are gone to a lady who loves to wear them).

Leena said...

Really nice technique amd scarves, congratulations, I especially liked the leave patterns in the last scarves:)

Ladka said...

Hi Martine Frampton! Thank you for joining my blog. I also visited your Silencing the bell. It was interesting to read your musings about The Golden Compass. It reminded me when we sat in a hotel cafe in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (my country) with Philip Pullman and his wife (their son was too shy to join) and watched swallows feeding their youngs ...

Feltlin said...

hello Ladka, thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Took a look at your projects too and find them lovely. I just ordered the book about ecoprinting of India Flint and it arrived just yesterday: I'm looking forward to experiment with the botanical magic during the summer..