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Thursday, 29 April 2010

hapazome experiment

I watched this technique on BBC2 last night, programme called The Edible Garden. I have since downloaded it onto iPlayer, so I can watch it again, in case this goes horribly wrong.
Basically the idea is to transfer images of leaves or flowers onto a natural fabric, in this case I have used calico. They have to be fresh, not dried. You lay the object between two sheets of fabric and beat the hell out of it (they called it pummeling), I used the smooth end of a meat tenderizer. When you peel of the mess left behind, you should be left with a print.
Use a hot iron to set the picture.
So, this is me having a go at hapazome printing.
I started with a lot of ambition as you can see. As it was rather wet in the garden, I started with what I could find indoors.
This didn't go well....

So I did start bringing stuff from the garden...

Some thing worked better the others, I realized that it is no good using anything too fleshy, the thin leaves worked best.


  1. Wow, this is fabulous. I am off to the garden. The housework can wait. I am not sure what will work but I will give it a go. Thanks for mentioning this technique.

  2. What an interesting technique. I had never heard of it, and am so pleased to have 'stumbled' across it here via your blog. You've certainly managed some beautiful images with your pummeling...LOL...


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