From: Sunpainter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 01/07/01-03:34:15 PM Z
I live in Lancaster, CA and just saw your leaf print in a shop gallery...beautifully done...a pleasure to see it there.
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Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 7:04 AM
Subject: Re: re;leaf prints
The subject heading is 'leaf prints: chlorophylography and photoripeography'. the conversation took place over the first half of 20000. Yes,I would like to know how to do a leaf print. How did you attach the transparency to the leaf? How long did it take to produce the image? Thanks for any help you can offer
The leaf prints I am making are done with Rockland Liquid Light Photographic Emulsion.
They have a web site at:
First I soak then dry and flatten the leaves (between two boards with newspaper in between until the leaves are dry). The leaves I use are ones that have turned brown--I like the brown tone behind the image.
Then I coat the leaves with a water based polycrylic finish, let dry, coat with the Liquid Light, then I expose under my enlarger just as I would expose a piece of paper. So far I've only used black and white negatives. I'm not sure how a color negative would do.
When all done, I coat the leaves again with the polycrylic finish. I make a sheet of hand-made paper, have the leaf attached to that, then mount, matt and frame.
The process is time consuming, messy and frustrating, but I really like the results.
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