This week I want to show you how you can use actual leaves and a selection of acrylic paints celebrating the colors of Autumn, to make beautiful monoprints on fabric or paper!
I dropped a few colors onto the surface of my Gelli Plate, spreading and blending with the rubber roller. I then laid a leaf on top and rolled some color on that.
I then laid a piece of fabric on top and rubbed it- making it so the paint adhered to the fabric. then gently peeled off the fabric.
Fun! I removed the leaf from the paint, turned it over, and repositioned the leaf.
Below can you see prints from both side by side.
So I took up another leaf and played for a while- applying paint to the plate, the leaf, or both!
I worked with this leaf for a while- adding paint to the plate, the leaf or both! And here are the results!
I hope you enjoyed this week's blog! We would love to see what you get when you give this technique a try!