Printing with leaves
It’s refreshing when you keep studying the same subject but you look at it from another perspective or use a different medium.
These leaf prints were made by painting watercolor on real leaves and pressing them on watercolor paper. They were based on a leaf printing project from Water, Paper, Paint, a wonderful and inspiring book that I have also mentioned before.
First I tested some prints on scrap paper just to get the hang of it and understand how much paint was needed. I thought that the prints were better if I painted the back side of the leaves, which had lots of veins. I ended up making a card to send to a friend and also three miniature leaf paintings using various leaves such as lavender, mint, thyme, lantana and oak.
I suspect that there will be a lot of leaf printing going on this summer! The leaf variety is endless and there are so many ways to incorporate this type of prints in mixed media projects.
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