I read an article by Marie-Therese Wisniowski in the latest Embellish magazine on this process and had to try it out. She describes it as being similar to deconstructed screen printing but using textile printing inks instead of dyes. (of course you can't leave the inks to dry on the screen as you do with dye) I used the leaves as my low relief objects and also used them to add some prints to these samples.
I can see possibilities for further exploration.
Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my last post - much appreciated.
Above: Red Cap Gum thermofax print design from my drawing of the seed caps from Eucalyptus Erythrocorys a gorgeous tree which has vivid yellow flowers and bright red seed caps. My new designs are not in my etsy shop yet but are on my blog thermofax page.