Monarch Festival

On Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Monarch Festival, my friend Lynn and I will guide a hands-on demonstration of nature printing. We—and you!—will apply Speedball water-soluble printmaking inks with a soft-rubber brayer to milkweed leaves. The female monarch butterfly lays eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves which provide food for the caterpillars when they hatch. We print the underside of the leaves because the veins are more prominent on that side of most leaves. Please stop by to have some fun and make your own print, which will look something like this.

Milkweed leaf, actual size.

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