I have played with
creating Chlorophyll Prints using an ivy leaf (that I had just picked), a
transparency "negative"(printed on my photo printer on overhead
projector film) and the sun. On a very nice summer day, I laid out the
leaf covered by the transparency and a piece of Plexiglas (to hold it in
place). Note that this warped the Plexiglas, so I recommend glass?? I just kept
watching it to see if it looked "done". One day it took 20 minutes,
another day it took 3 - 4 minutes.
This has the opposite effect of what Binh Dahn does.
Preservation: Binh seals them in resin – about 2 -3 inches thick (from
what I have seen), which is a big part of his presentation (preserving a moment
I just let a couple dry – I liked this effect the best –
though they will be very brittle at some point
I put a couple in archival transparent sleeves not realizing
that they still contained some moisture and they got moldy – eek!
It seems like you could float them in a frame and seal the frame
(once they are perfectly dry)
I say – just play on your next sunny day.
Here are a couple of examples – my preference is the
second one where I essentially did a Photogram with a some weeds laying on the
From: Aaron Schramm
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: Chlorophyll Prints
Leaf scanner? Is that like a leaf back? :P
That technique posted really
intrigues me... I would like to try contact printing on a larger leaf. There
has got to be a way to fix the iodized image right? Perhaps drying then
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 2:23 PM, ender100 <email@example.com> wrote:
You could do this process, then scan the results with a Leaf