Today's fun has been printing with the trunk of a banana tree.
Floss (my ever reliable garden fairy) has given me a wonderful Christmas present in the form of a banana tree trunk, which I have sliced up. I use the cross sections of the trunk to do hand printing using a roller and block printing ink. It has the most wonderful pattern that gives me goose-bumps every time, a beautiful natural design.
I'm going to create a solar etchng plate from one of the prints, so that I can reproduce the print multiple times for book covers and other goodies that I create.
|The slices of banana trunk|
|My roller and black Block Printing ink|
|One of the beautiful prints, its |
like the inside of a shell
|A close up of the banana trunk cross section,|
fleshy and fibrous - no wonder it makes
great paper and material for baskets!