I’ve not really explored working with watercolors much lately, so this was a fun way of reintroducing me to the media. In the class last week one of our exercises was to print with leaves.
I like working with natural things, especially from our yard. On an earlier post I shared my hammered leaf printing. That was fun, but this took much less effort!!
I had so much fun in class, I decided to try it here at home. First to pick out some leaves.
These fig leaves are so pretty. Look at those figs!!
Now to pick paper. I decided to use some scrapbook paper in my stash I don’t like.
Next, I painted the back of the leaf with watercolor paint.
Then pressed the leaf on paper.
I like to make sure the leaf has contact with the paper so I took my paint cloth and pressed on the leaf.
The finished print. I added white paint pen to give some definition to the leaves. I love my white paint pens!!
I do like the scrapbook paper much better with the leaves. That was fun!