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Thu, Mar 23


Online Workshop

Hammered Spring Leaves and Flowers on Paper with Sheryl Wiser

Create beautiful patterns on paper, fabric, or canvas with nothing more than plants and flowers.

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Hammered Spring Leaves and Flowers on Paper with Sheryl Wiser
Hammered Spring Leaves and Flowers on Paper with Sheryl Wiser


Mar 23, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Online Workshop


Flower pounding, aka flower hammering, creates beautiful patterns on paper, fabric or canvas with nothing more than the plant or flower "dye." For this workshop, Sheryl will lead us through learning how to transfer pigment directly from a flower, leaf or greens onto paper. Using spring flowers that are mostly flat and that have a lot of color (like pansies and petunias) or evergreens like cedar needles we’ll echo the season of new blooms with a few hammer taps and our imagination. Sheryl will also show how she’s been using spot color, pen and ink and other mediums (including her fingers) to expand on this creative form. This workshop is all about enjoying the flow of creating with nature's palette.


  • Watercolor or other rough acid free paper. Sheryl recommends Strathmore Blank Watercolor postcards or cards. Note that you need a heavier paper with texture—drawing paper will not produce the best results.
  • Small hammer or mallet (should feel comfortable in your hand).
  • Paper towels
  • Hard work surface (cutting board, slab of wood, etc.) You want a smooth, hard surface that you can hammer on and not worry about denting.

Flowers and Leaves

Fresh blooms are best and keep them in a bit of water for the class. New blooms (like pansies) have more color than older ones. Look for things that aren't too juicy or too dry, but surprise, evergreen needles work! Gather an assortment of flowers, leaves, needles - part of the fun is to see what produces color and shape. If you’re looking for a consistent pigment, pansies are perfect but don’t be afraid to experiment.


  • Micron pen (or any kind of fine line black pen)
  • Tweezers
  • Painter's or masking tape
  • Colored pencils, watercolor paints and a brush

About Sheryl Wiser

Seattle-based singer, songwriter and musician Sheryl Wiser loves all things flowers and flora and often feels the urge to hug a tree.  She discovered the tradition of flower pounding in 2020 as a creative outlet during the pandemic and continues to discover new ways to create beautiful cards to share with friends and loved ones while developing a unique take on this ancient technique. Look for her soon to be launched “flower + hammer” account coming soon to Instagram and a line of custom made cards.

Follow Sheryl: Website + Instagram


**These classes are intended to be live and interactive. If you can't make the class, please email For a full refund, please cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

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