Sunday, November 8, 2009

Leaf Printing



After seeing Anne from Film and Thread's recent post that mentioned leaf printing, I knew I had to try it. She's got a great tutorial here.
Cherokee Leaf Printing

I wish I would've known about this a couple weeks ago since most of the leaves have dropped and are fairly dry, but my friend Alyssa and I still had fun. She put a bunch of leaves really close together and I spread a few out. I like both looks and I'm thinking about making mine into some kind of wall hanging for the living room.
Cherokee Leaf Printing
Cherokee Leaf Printing

I loved the way the tape looked after we pulled it off.
 Tape from Cherokee Leaf Printing
Tape from Cherokee Leaf Printing

7 comments:

  1. I really need to give this a try!

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  2. So glad you had fun trying this. Instead of taping them down, you can make a sandwich of cardstock, the leaf, and the fabric and if you are careful not to let anything move, it imprints on both the paper and the fabric. The paper looks really neat printed this way but it is harder to get crisp edges.

    If you don't need to wash it, the fabrics will stay vibrant indefinitely.

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  3. Cool! The kids did this at the zoo, wiht paper, and in the summer - so only green leaves. I love this with the fall colors and on muslin! Thanks for sharing the link

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  4. This is a very vibrant technique. Too bad all my leaves are dry and brown. Good job!

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  5. This looks like something my art kids would like! (And my grandkids too!)Thanks for the link!

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