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RE: flower pounding-has anyone done it?

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From: Sears, Ellen (ESears_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 04 2005 - 05:47:10 PST


I have done this - don't remember the colors - just the noise... do your
directions say do it on a block of wood? It cut down on the noise and the
softer surface (than the table top) helped the printing -
Ellen

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From: Cathy Gaul [mailto:allgaul@comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 8:46 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: flower pounding-has anyone done it?

I did this a LONG time ago and remember it was quite successful. We used
regular hammers on a sort of thin fabric, not remembering what kind it was.
I remember that we used impatiens, and the reds and pinks came out quite
well.
Word of caution: Don't pound to hard or too long in any one spot, it will
make holes and cuts in the fabric!
I would think rubber mallets would work well instead of metal hammers...or
put down something to absorb the sharper edges...felt maybe? Give it a try
on paper that way and see if that would keep the paper from tearing?
Good luck and let us know how it went.
 
Cathy

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