You can use mushrooms for more then just eating. They also make the most amazing prints, very vintage and cool looking.

You need:
a few pages from an old book
10-12 fresh mushrooms, important that they are fresh

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  1. Remove the stems and place them on the book pages and cover with a large bowl.
  2. Let stand for at least 1 hour.
  3. Lift the bowls and spray the paper with hairspray.
  4. You will need to do 3 coatings.
  5. What happened is that the spores of the mushrooms fell onto the paper and made the most wonderful print.


Photography by Ellen Silverman

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