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Autumn quince prints

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Quince flower picture

Quince flower picture

We have got a quince tree growing up a fence in our garden, and with the recent windy weather have got windfall quince that we have collected from the ground. They are fantastic for printing with, because when you cut across them, inside there is the perfect shape of a flower. It seemed an ideal Autumn craft, so Ted and I went outside and gathered up an armful to make our prints with.Because the insides already looked like flowers, Ted started printing different coloured flowers and added leaves and stems with hand prints in green.

Materials

  • Quince
  • Knife and board
  • Paint
  • Paper or card

How we made it

  1. I cut the quince in half to reveal the flower shape within
  2. Ted thought they would print better if he scooped the seeds out with the end of a teaspoon
  3. Add paint – Ted painted with a brush onto the quince and also rubbed the quince into paint
  4. Press and print onto paper or card
  5. Ted chose different colours and found the colours mixed in interesting ways if he printed different colours over the top of another.

 

Scooping out seeds

Scooping out seeds

Painting halves of quince

Painting halves of quince

Painting halves of quince

Painting halves of quince

Printing with quince

Printing with quince

Making hand print leaves

Making hand print leaves

Quince hand print flowers

Quince hand print flowers

Quince dandelion

Quince dandelion

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