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Art Journal Every Day: Collage Quickie

Nature Printing with Gifted Leaves

While I was teaching at The Ink Pad, one of my students kindly gifted me with some leaves from her garden. 

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I took them home and had a great time printing until the leaves started to fall apart (and for a little while after they fell apart too)!  You can see a 30-second video of the printing process below:

And here are the prints:

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Some of these are ready for a frame (especially that first one) and others will make for lovely backgrounds and collage papers.  This experience did make me long for unique leaves beyond the heavily available oak and maple leaves in my neighborhood.  That's what I've always used before for nature prints and they're nice, but feel so basic to me.  So...if you spy someone sneaking around your garden picking leaves up off the ground, it's probably me!  ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

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To learn more about how I gelatin print, check out my online class on the subject.

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