As I all the time love experimenting with new methods of constructing artwork. Pressed leaves are making a comeback within the artwork world, they’re harking back to a long time and centuries previous when folks would press flowers into books to protect them after which flip them into keepsakes.
Pressed flowers and leaves have a traditional enchantment, so I assumed I’d strive my hand and making just a few with inexperienced leaves on a black background. I’ve seen pressed flower pieces on Etsy with a white background or inside a transparent body. Black backgrounds spotlight inexperienced botanicals so superbly so I selected black artwork paper for this venture.
To create your individual, the availability checklist is brief and the steps are easy! You’ll want 9×12” black mixed media art paper (additionally out there here); a set of pressed green leaves; acid free memory glue; tweezers; body of alternative.
Be certain to make use of acid free glue and paper so the pressed leaf artwork will final for years to come back. I discovered my glue at Michael’s on clearance however you can even discover comparable glues in scrapbook sections of craft shops or on-line.
It is a gradual and meditative sort of artwork venture, arranging the leaves after which slowly gluing them one after the other to the paper.
I cleaned them up in Photoshop they usually’re now out there as digital downloads in my print store which will be printed in quite a lot of sizes from 11×14” to 24×30”.
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