|horsetail stained paper|
For my first print I used a combination of stacked paper, dried false papyrus leaves and fresh horsetail stalks. There was a significant difference in thickness between these objects and as a result some of the print received too much ink and other parts too little ink. The horsetails, since they was green and not dry, stained the paper green. The image at the right shows both the stalks and cut stalks that show up as circles.
The second print I did using dried ginko leaves and I was able to make a reversed second print.