DIY: Pressed Leaf Botanical Artwork

As you recognize I all the time love experimenting with new methods of creating artwork. Pressed leaves are making a comeback within the artwork world, they’re paying homage to a long time and centuries previous when individuals would press flowers into books to protect them after which flip them into keepsakes.

Pressed flowers and leaves have a traditional attraction, so I assumed I’d attempt my hand and making a couple of 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 fantastically 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 obtainable here); a set of pressed green leaves; acid free memory glue; tweezers; body of alternative.

 

Make sure that 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 may also discover related glues in scrapbook sections of craft shops or on-line.

 

This can be a gradual and meditative form 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 obtainable as digital downloads in my print store which could be printed in quite a lot of sizes from 11×14” to 24×30”.

They’re obtainable in this Botanical Collection and in addition within the Etsy store as a pair the place they’re on sale.

Leaf Medley I

 

Leaf Medley II

 

Set of Botanicals (on Sale on Etsy)

 

Ship me photos of your pressed flower creations in the event you make your individual!