Bear Banner

I've started a new project!! I'm making heraldic banners with animals made up of flowers printed with fabric paint. So the process is along the lines of the flower wolves but with fabric and using heraldic imagery. It's been really fun, and I wanted to share some of the process. I start by sewing a banner shape and then sketch on an animal with added elements like the moon and axe that are block printed. Then I lay out the pressed plants and flowers.

After choosing which pressed plants I want to use to compose the bear, I start to paint each specimen with fabric paint and the press it onto the fabric with a paper towel on the back to absorb any excess ink.

 

The final result is oddly like a constellation. I'm happy with how the block printed and flower elements work together. Looking forward to trying more!!