Once upon a time, I posted about printing with leaves as a perfect Spring craft, and I still stand behind that, only now after coming across this photo of some leaf and pod printing I did for a Jewish journal, I'd like to add that printing with leaves is a perfect Fall craft, especially when one omits the bright green and uses deep purples and blues! And if you're really adventurous, after trying your hand at printing on paper, get some fabric paint and make a gorgeous rustic table cloth or even a runner. So, depending on where you ilve, and whether there are leaves year round, now might be just the time to give this craft a try. Make prints to use as holiday cards, make tiny prints to use as place cards for your next formal get together, and if you make a particularly great one, take a photo of it, as I did in this case and use it many times over!
There are several ways to make leaf prints, and as you can guess I have tried them all, with the exception of actually hammering the leaf onto the fabric.......Ready to give this a try?
Above: Wondering where that quote comes from? Likutey Mohoran is the main works of Rebbi Nachman of Breslev, whose teachings are just as relevant today as they were 200 years ago, and in fact you'll find a lot of the same ideas written today by self help and psychology experts, like the power of gratitude, the necessity for meditation and muich more.
Truthfully, I don't remember if this print was made on paper or fabric, but generally to get a good prints of something that isn't flat, like the pods, one needs to put something like a towel underneath the printing surface in order to make the paper more fliexible and thus able to capture the depth of the object.
Simple leaf prints really are lovely as is, so fill a few frames with some of your best prints and grace your walls with a lovely reminder of the beauty of nature!
For complete instructions, check out my post here.