Monday Make A – Fall Leaf Art

August 31, 2009 at 6:30 am (Autum Equinox, Crafts, Fun, Mabon, Magic, Monday, pagan, Witch)

Fall Leaf Art

Needed:

  • tin foil plate
  • paint brush
  • artist canvas 1 6″ x 8″
  • artificial oak leaf 1
  • artificial maple leaf 1
  • artificial Japanese maple leaf 1
  • forest green acrylic paint
  • orange acrylic paint
  • red acrylic paint
  • red glitter
  • paper 1 sheet 8½” x 11″
  • white craft glue
  • newspapers

Instructions:

Squeeze a generous amount of orange paint onto the tin foil plate. Paint the entire surface of the artist canvas with orange paint. Wash and dry your brush for the next color. While the orange paint is drying, paint the top of the Japanese maple leaf with a thin coat of green paint. Press the leaf to the upper left hand corner of the painted canvas (it doesn’t matter if the orange paint is still a bit wet, it won’t interfere with what you are doing now). Cover the leaf with a piece of paper and press down on it gently to make a complete impression of the leaf. Lift up the paper carefully. Wash and dry your brush for the next color. Squeeze a small amount of red paint onto the tin foil plate. Paint the top of a small artificial maple leaf with a generous layer of red. Press the leaf to the upper right hand corner of the painted canvas. Cover the leaf with a piece of paper and press down on it gently to make a complete impression of the leaf. Lift up the paper carefully. Don’t worry if the impression isn’t very defined this time, you have used a lot of paint so the lines won’t show up like with the Japanese maple leaf. Sprinkle a generous layer of red glitter over the maple leaf impression and leave it to dry overnight. Wash and dry your brush. Squeeze a small amount of white glue onto the tin foil plate. Spread a generous layer of white glue on the back of the artificial oak leaf. Try not to get glue on top of the leaf. Press the leaf to the painted canvas in the remaining empty space at the bottom of the canvas. Place something heavy on top of the leaf to enable it to dry flat and adhere completely to the canvas. Remove it in the morning. Wash and dry your brush. Shake off the excess glitter when the paint has dried completely.

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