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Carolyn Dahl, Artist and Author

Natural Impressions

by Carolyn A. Dahl

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Leaf Impressions

CHAPTER 1. BEGINNING THE JOURNEY
Discovering Your Creative Path through Nature
Gathering Materials for Nature Prints
Selecting Paper, Cloth, and Paint
DEMONSTRATION   Inking the Leaf: Nature Printing
Deciding on Your Composition Style


CHAPTER 2. CATCHING NATURE'S COLORS IN YOUR MEMORY
Morning Glory on My Pillow
Using the Color-Catcher Method
Creating Memory-Inspired Leaf Prints


CHAPTER 3. ILLUMINATING YOUR NIGHTTIME MIND
Drinking the Moon
Moonlight in a Bottle: Bleach and Things to Know
DEMONSTRATION   Moonscape: Fabric Bleaching Procedure
DEMONSTRATION   Treescape: Creating Tree Bark
Paper Bleaching


CHAPTER 4. FREEING CHILDHOOD SPONTANEITY
Crayon Creativity
Making Leaf Rubbings
DEMONSTRATION   Creating a Crayon Cloth Vest
Coloring Books and Lap Labryinths

Flower Impressions

CHAPTER 5. LEARNING TO LOVE DAYDREAMS
Inside a Hummingbird's Dream
Printing Your Garden: Fresh Flowers
Tracing Your Birthday Roses: Florist Flowers
Printing while It Snows: Dried and Pressed Flowers
Monoprinting over Flower Blockouts
Creating Nature Boards
DEMONSTRATION   Fusing Photocopy Collages


CHAPTER 6. LIVING WITH BUTTERFLIES
Flying Flowers
DEMONSTRATION   Printing Wings
Long Brush of the Mind
Nature Prints to Printouts
Variations: Butterflies and Leaf Prints

Fish Impressions

CHAPTER 7. FISHING OUTSIDE YOUR CREATIVE BOUNDARIES
When Fish Fly
Printing from the Pond: Real Fish
DEMONSTRATION   The Indirect Printing Method on Fabric
DEMONSTRATION   The Direct Printing Method on Paper or Fabric
DEMONSTRATION   Printing without a Fish: Replicas
DEMONSTRATION   Printing a School of Fish: Rubber Stamps
Closing
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