As with the fish print above, this mushroom spore print illustrates the beautiful intricacies – and also abstract pattern making – that can be achieved through the printing of found natural and manmade objects.
How to collect mushroom spores. This sounds like an interesting project to do with the kids, or yourself. You can make some unique art, and the article also has a link to teach you how to grow your own mushrooms.
Hygrocybe punicea, sometimes called Crimson or Scarlet Waxy Cap, is a colourful member of the genus Hygrocybe, the waxcaps, found across Northern Europe. It's the largest member of the genus, w an initially bell-shaped, and later flattening. The spore print is white. The ringless stipe is up 5–9 cm high and 2 cm wide, red w a paler yellow or whitish base. The flesh is whitish. It has a wide distribution in grasslands across Laos, and in woodland in North America.