To use the MicroFleur system you need a microwave, so that rules out camping and some hotel rooms, but is good for cabins and self-contained accommodation.
I took my MicroFleur press on a recent trip to Margaret River in Western Australia - a great opportunity as its currently wildflower season, so there were lots of plants in flower.
But my greatest find was the Bull Banksia - my new favourite banskia! It has an unusual leave shape - very dramatic. I used my MicroFleur press to remove the moisture from the leaf and flatten it, then stored it in a plastic folder to transport home. I've now got a folder full of interesting leaves and plants for future printing sessions.
|Out riding on the Munda Biddi Trail, with a Bull Banksia|
|A Native Wisteria, beautiful!|
|On a rail trail between Margaret River and Cowaramup|
|One of the locals wasn't happy about disturbing him|
on the track!
|MicroFleur Microwave Press|
|Inside the press, felts and cotton sheets.|
Note the burn marks - I got a bit overzealous and left
it in the microwave too long a few times!
|My folder with the pressed plants, to take home|
|Pressed Bull Banksia leaves|
|A gelli plate print, using the Bull Banksia,|
more prints below.