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Re: printmaking with leaves - Leaf Bursts

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Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 17:12:50 PDT


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On 10/5/00 2:21 PM, Ann Carolan at acarolan@inland.k12.mi.us wrote:

Thanks to everyone's suggestions our leaf printing turned out great for
everyone. And they loved writing the Haiku to go with it.

Here's another leaf idea I just made up!! I tried it, and it's really pretty
if you mix several colors of dry, powdered tempera paint in one flat dish. I
used magenta, turquoise, and violet...because that's what I had on hand.
It's magnificent!!

Leaf Burst Stencil

Materials
supple autumn leaves, or fresh summer leaves
wet drawing paper
cotton balls
powdered tempera paint(s) or crushed chalk(s) in a dish
covered workspace
wet sponge for cleaning fingers

Process
Hold a leaf on the wet paper with one hand, or work with a partner to help
hold the leaf in one place.
Dip the dry cotton ball into powdered tempera paint (or a mixture of
colors), and then brush from the edge of the leaf out onto the wet paper.
Brush all around the leaf, adding more powdered color as necessary.
Move the leaf to make more burst patterns. If the cotton ball gets to wet,
use another dry one to continue. Overlap leaf bursts, or make only one.
Whatever design and combination you like is great!

Variation
Hold a leaf on dry paper, and then brush shoe polish from the edge of the
leaf outward onto the paper, all the way around the leaf.

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On 10/5/00 2:21 PM, Ann Carolan at acarolan@inland.k12.mi.us wrote:<BR>
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<BLOCKQUOTE><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000DD"><FONT FACE=3D"Courier">Thanks to everyone's=
suggestions our leaf printing turned out great for everyone. And they loved=
writing the Haiku to go with it.<BR>
</FONT></FONT><FONT SIZE=3D"5"><BR>
</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT SIZE=3D"5">Here's another leaf idea I just made up!=
! I tried it, and it's really pretty if you mix several colors of dry, powde=
red tempera paint in one flat dish. I used magenta, turquoise, and violet...=
because that's what I had on hand. It's magnificent!!<BR>
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Leaf Burst Stencil<BR>
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Materials<BR>
supple autumn leaves, or fresh summer leaves<BR>
wet drawing paper<BR>
cotton balls<BR>
powdered tempera paint(s) or crushed chalk(s) in a dish<BR>
covered workspace<BR>
wet sponge for cleaning fingers<BR>
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Process<BR>
</FONT><OL><LI><FONT SIZE=3D"5">Hold a leaf on the wet paper with one hand, o=
r work with a partner to help hold the leaf in one place.
<LI>Dip the dry cotton ball into powdered tempera paint (or a mixture of co=
lors), and then brush from the edge of the leaf out onto the wet paper. Brus=
h all around the leaf, adding more powdered color as necessary.
<LI>Move the leaf to make more burst patterns. If the cotton ball gets to w=
et, use another dry one to continue. Overlap leaf bursts, or make only one. =
Whatever design and combination you like is great!<BR>
</FONT></OL><FONT SIZE=3D"5"><BR>
Variation<BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT SIZE=3D"5">Hold a leaf on dry paper, and then brush shoe=
polish from the edge of the leaf outward onto the paper, all the way around=
the leaf.<BR>
</FONT></UL><FONT SIZE=3D"5"><BR>
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