Three wisteria racemes on an inked printed plate.
Two prints using wisteria as a mask.
Next, I cleaned the plate thoroughly and placed damp printing paper both below and above the wisteria. Then I just started printing with more or less pressure, embossing the paper and picking up color. Surprisingly, even though the wisteria petals look purple/violet with a touch of white and yellow, the color that came out was blue. I did five of these. Most of them are pale, but the embossment is clear.
This very pale image is blind-stamped (or embossed) wisteria. You may have to click on the image to load it and see the detail.
Bottom paper picking up color from crushed wisteria.
This is not the way I usually make prints. I prefer to draw and engrave. But from time to time I do play around with other possibilities that printmaking offers. This was done in the spirit of documentation, and I suppose that these prints are closest to the Japanese tradition of printing fish.
Finally, views of the pergola covered with wisteria