"MAKING IT" WEEK 5

I know it’s a bit late, but here is my answer to Week 4’s challenge on “Making It”. They asked designers to make a lamp out of natural materials. I heard about flower pounding from my local quilt shop and decided to give it a shot. Basically, you find flowers, leaves, grass and lay them flat on special, pre-treated fabric. Then, lay plastic wrap over them to keep them from shifting. Next, get your hammer out and tap tap tap like crazy. The pigment from the flowers will transfer onto the fabric in a sketchy watercolor effect. It’s a bit of a crap shoot - some items transfer great, and other don’t. I created a repeating pattern, and then bought a drum kit and finished ‘er up. #makingit #makingitwannabe #flowerpounding #handmadelamp #hippydippy