I was removing some of the spent blooms of my pink hydrangeas and a thought came to mind. I was curious to know if this lovely pink color would be a good eco-print plant material for this project.
I gathered enough of the blooms, and pre-soaked them in alum water, while I go find something appropriate to use. I found an older lingerie, the fabric is soft and has a light sheen to it. I am not sure, but I think the fabric is Charmeuse, which is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave.
I arranged the plant materials (hydrangeas, oak leaf hydrangea, eucalyptus willow) on top, bundled it up and steamed for about 2 hours. The next day, I got up early and opened the bundle. I was pleased with the results!
I didn’t get pink from the hydrangeas, just spots of blue, an array of light golds to yellows from the oak leaves, and ochre from eucalyptus. It turned out beautifully and I shall enjoy wearing it!
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