Oldlibraryman: #247.2 to 251.2

By 12th October 2017Mailart

While visiting our niece in Annecy, FR, we took a trip to the Chateau de Crussol, Saint-Peray, FR. There was a Medieval Fair going on there. One of the craft areas was making leaf prints on muslin by pounding leaves between pieces of cloth with a rubber mallet. The results were quite nice. I decided to try some “pounded leak prints” on envelopes when I returned home. The results were not as striking as the ones I saw on cloth. I will probably add a few accents with ink at a later time. Hollyhock leaves seemed to work best on the paper; must have more juice in them.

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, in 1947. I was a classroom teacher of various subjects for 25 years before becoming a school librarian at which I labored for 18 years. I finally retired at the end of the 2015/16 school year, figuring that 43 years was long enough. I have been married for 44 years and have five children and three grandsons.

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