Supplies: muslin fabric, scissors, masking tape, hammer, board (or other surface suitable for hammering) & flowers/leaves. You’ll want to gather a variety of flower petals and leaves. Carrot tops work really well (as photographed at the top), petunias, geraniums, etc. Pick some colorful stems and experiment. Some flowers transfer better than others.
You can use the fabric for so many applications, but keep in mind if you launder the fabric, the colors will fade.
This is a great project to try with kids- especially if your kids like to gather wildflower bouquets when you are out on a walk or hike. You can also flower pound on paper to make cards or frame a print.
What a lovely, imaginative project! Wouldn’t this be a meaningful technique to use with a wedding bouquet or flowers from a birth or an anniversary?
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Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures says
How beautiful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
This runner is beautiful, one of the prettiest I have seen in a long time.
Wow, I didn’t know such a thing was possible. It looks beautiful
Beautiful and I’ve got to try this technique! Thanks for sharing.
Wichita Kid says
Can you heat set the colors? This is absolutely beautiful!
Has the muslin been pre-washed to get the sizing out before stamping?
just love your table runner and the way you did it, however I would like to know if the muslin that you used was prepared in someway for dyeing, and if so, with what process. Alum or soaked in salt water?