First, for each panel, we laid out leaves on a strip of fine, flat wet silk (I bought recycled Japanese kimono lining silk) to match the species' order and position in Eucaflip.
|Setting up leaves on fine silk|
|Making a sandwich with heavy silk on top|
Well... it worked! There was great excitement as people unrolled their steaming bundles and matched the leaf prints to the species. The fine silk took very precise prints. Some of the series printed much more strongly than others - for example, the alpine white gums, black gums and yellow gums gave lovely red prints. The peppermints and ashes gave faint, ghostly grey or green prints.
|The big reveal|
|Matching the print to the species|
|I'm VERY excited.|
|So is Rob Wiltshire (back right, in blue shirt)|
|The four panels of Eucaflip, eco-printed onto silk using only natural Eucalyptus leaf chemistry!|
|The alpine white gums page|
|Prints from the black gums and the unique shrub-form alpine yellow gum, Eucalyptus vernicosa|
Thank you to everyone who took the excellent photos - I apologise for not crediting them as I am not sure who took which.