LEAF PRINTING! Such fun to use real leaves to print greeting cards. I also made reference charts for future use so I know which leaves I would like to print again and how they turn out. Some of the leaves were printed using rubber stamp inks and then adding water colors. Some of the leaves were printed using metallic acrylic liquid paints. Both were very satisfying. The geraniums on the fan cards have added drawings of the geranium flowers! The possibilities for fun with leaf printing are endless!
LEAF PRINTING – Brush the backs of fresh leaves with metallic liquid acrylic paints. Print on paper rubbing the back of the leaf with a soft piece of cloth. Lift up the leaf to reveal the print! Fold an 11 x 8 1/2 piece of paper into 8 sections and slit the middle 2 sections. This one-minute book technique creates a French-fold handmade book!
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me fluttering from the autumn tree.” — Emily Bronte