Prehistoric Beauty

faux fossil1

Have you ever thought about the lifespan of a fern? They first appeared on earth 340 million years ago!

faux fossil

Ferns hold such a beautiful texture, most of which is hidden from the naked eye. Relief prints can be made to help capture and understand the hidden beauty of a fern.

fern press1

Students pressed ferns into clay as well as made fern prints using white ink on blue and black paper. For more information about creating fern prints in clay to produce a faux fossil, view my complete tutorial at ART ENGINE.

fern prints
Look at these lovely ferns covered in white ink.

And bask at the beautiful freshly made prints.
fern print blue

fern print black

Have you printed nature before? What textures tickle your fancy?

Have a LOVELY day!

Artfully,
MJ

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