We have two Japanese Maple trees in our garden, different varieties with large and small leaves. Luckily a friend saw my printing activity and supplied more from her garden! The leaves have a very attractive shape and outline which is ideal for printing as you can make interesting patterns. Before printing, I dry and place the leaves in a special multi plate flower press, I bought this years ago when I was creating flower collages and it has proved very useful. Here is a selection of the prints that have been created using a gelli plate and acrylic paints. Many of these prints are available to buy in my shop. Each print for sale is unique; they are not reproductions or digital at this stage although I am considering using photoshop to apply some of them to products next year. Producing handmade prints is a joy and sadly time spent on a computer less so! Any thoughts on this would be appreciated as I not sure if I should keep producing "one offs" or use the original prints as a starting point for digital work.
MMDesign was founded by Maureen Mitchell in 2009 and has been building up a clientele from websites and various trade events.