This print sold out at the Botanique Art Bazaar so I have been inspired to print up some stock for my online MadeIt and Etsy stores (and also some base cloth to make some shoulder bags and purses - I think it will work well for these). So here is a sneak review - classic white on oatmeal linen.
The table runner - two versions
And the tea towel
I used Photoshop Elements to mock up the design first. Goodness knows how I did it - but now I have "the book" to help!
I have started a Pinterest board on botanically inspired art here. Take a look at other interpretations of the banksia I have discovered.
I love love love this tree - Banksia integrifolia - the Coastal Banksia. This specimen was photographed at Cowan Cowan on Moreton Island earlier this year, but I also have a little one outside my house which the council planted as a street tree. It even has its first flowers this year.
I did a stencil screen print a few years ago but was never very happy with the result so its been floating around in my head to do another - just took a bit of time to get around to it. However a couple of rainy days this week provided the opportunity to do the stencil cutting, and here is the result (with a bit of artistic licence).
First as a linen tea towel (unbleached linen)
I first tried two identical placement prints but I prefer the one above I think
Then as a set of placemats on oatmeal linen - so the print is much more subtle (though hard to tell from this photograph).
I'll have a couple of items at the Botanique Art Bazaar next week- see how they go, but I love this print.