zondag 14 november 2010

Printed leaves

You need:

  1. black construction paper A4 size
  2. flat dried autumn leaves
  3. white tempera and another cool colour
  4. brush
  5. colour pencils
  6. piece of sponge

I found this project on Artsonia. Ask students to take some autumn leaves for this lesson. The leaves should be dried flat, for example in a phone book.

Paint the veined side of a leaf with thick white tempera. Press the leaf on black paper; use a clean sheet to cover the leaf and press on it with flat hand. Do this with several leaves. Then pick an additional cool colour to blend with the leftover white paint and sponge paint the background. Be sure to leave a little black around each leaf for contrast. Add some autumn colour to each leaf using coloured pencils.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. This is beautiful! Our leaves are almost gone, but I'll definitely try this sometime.

  2. I like the look of this one. May have to try it sometime.

  3. We live in MN and with the snow we've just gotten, this will be the perfect craft, thanks so much!

  4. Schitterend!!
    Groetjes, DEKAKADO, Marleen.

  5. Beautiful! We have been doing leafy inspired art last week and this week. I have to get it in before Thanksgiving.