When you're printing with kids, it is nice to play around with using bright, punchy colors for natural prints. Here, we used a bright red with the slightest tinge of orange. I think we'll use turquoise and maybe a deep orange next time. This fern might actually turn bright red in the fall, which would make us fortune telling printers. Wouldn't you say?
Coat the fern with a thin layer of paint, lay it on the paper, cover with a clean piece of paper, and gently roll the brayerover the outer, clean paper. You can reuse your fern many times before you move on to a new one and, perhaps, a new color.
Happy fern printing to you!
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