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Re: printmaking with leaves!! Good Earth Art/Leaf Stencil

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Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 20:57:09 PDT


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For lots of Leaf Art ideas, look in the book, Good Earth Art (Kohl, Gainer.
Bright Ring Publishing). One I like is Leaf Skeleton Stencil --- find a dry,
dead autumn leaf (big maples work well), place it on a pad of fabric or
clean newsprint, and tap on it with a soft hammer covered with muslin or a
napkin. Tapping and tapping, until all the dry crunchy leaf falls away and
only the skeleton veins and stem are left. That's enough right there!!You
don't need to do more. But to make a stencil of this beautiful lacy
skeleton, glue it to paper with a few dots of glue. Then use a spray bottle
and mist some watercolor paint or thin tempera over it. Dry briefly, and
then peel the skeleton away, leaving a stencil of the shape on the paper. I
like to do several in different colors overlapping each other.
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MaryAnn Kohl
maryann@brightring.com
:o)

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For lots of <B>Leaf Art ideas</B>, look in the book, <B><I>Good Earth Art</=
I></B><I> (Kohl, Gainer. Bright Ring Publishing)</I>. One I like is <B><I>Le=
af Skeleton Stencil</I></B> --- find a dry, dead autumn leaf (big maples wor=
k well), place it on a pad of fabric or clean newsprint, and tap on it with =
a soft hammer covered with muslin or a napkin. Tapping and tapping, until al=
l the dry crunchy leaf falls away and only the skeleton veins and stem are l=
eft. That's enough right there!!You don't need to do more. But to make a ste=
ncil of this beautiful lacy skeleton, glue it to paper with a few dots of gl=
ue. Then use a spray bottle and mist some watercolor paint or thin tempera o=
ver it. Dry briefly, and then peel the skeleton away, leaving a stencil of t=
he shape on the paper. I like to do several in different colors overlapping =
each other.<BR>
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MaryAnn Kohl<BR>
maryann@brightring.com<BR>
:o)<BR>
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