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Paint a leaf with colors of your choice.

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Press the leaf onto the paper.
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Gage it to see if you will have the right shape.

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With more water manipulate the paint into the leaf shape on whatever parts did not transfer. You will get a softer more dreamy effect this way.

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Add stems and little dots and specks of color like you normally find on leaves.

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8 responses to “

  1. Love the end result in the top photo, Linda. You are so clever and creative.

  2. Stunning results … can’t wait to give it a try. I live in a forest and there are so many leaf shapes to choose from!

  3. Reblogged this on Cheryl Andrews and commented:
    A very cool technique for painting ‘dreamy’ leaves …

  4. Pingback: Painting Leaves | Cheryl Andrews

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