As I was browsing the great queen Martha Stewart's site, I came across this lovely tutorial for "Leaf Print Pillows". I had a bit of canvas left after covering the couches so I decided to use the leftovers for this project. This is my first try and I've only used one color. Next time I'm going to use at least three.
First I had to pick the leaves. I decided on Sea Grape leaves. Sea Grape is a fruit tree that grows along the shore and resembles grapes in size and purple color.
They also grow in a clusters similiar to grapes.
Hence the name. Their leaves are broad, have deep vines, and are perfect for this project.
First I gathered my supplies:
- foam brush
- fabric medium
- acrylic paint
- paper towel
- rubber roller (I didn't have this so I used a large cup)
Prepare the paint and medium. Then with the foam brush, paint the underside of the leaf. Do not put too much paint on the leaf, you want to be able to see the details (I did a few practice runs).
Next, place leaf painted side down onto fabric. Then place a paper towel on top of leaf.