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Re: printmaking with leaves!!


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 08:12:30 PDT

FYI I have watched this thread and don't think anyone has suggested using
the Deka Iron On Transfer Paint. It's great stuff! You simply paint
directly on the leaves (or whatever item you choose) and let the paint dry.
Then arrange in a suitable design with the paint side against the fabric and
then iron. That's it. I've done it a number of times in demonstrations and
it always comes out looking good. You can find the paint on page 517 in the
Sax catalog. Product #724 6051 $14.95 for a set of six 1 oz bottles. You
can thin the paint if you wish. Hope this helps. Judy
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Subject: Re: printmaking with leaves!!

> I suggest you print with tempera paint or acrylic. Leaves can be waxy and
> might repel the watercolor.
> Use fresh, green leaves and paint the underside where the veins are to get
> the full shape and texture.
> One good book you might use is :HAVE YOU SEEN TREES? by Joanne Oppenheim
> You could incorporate O'Keeffe THE LAWRENCE TREE painting into the lesson.
> Another way to print is to place the leaf (a fresh green one) on a board,
> place a piece of white muslim material over it and hit it with a mallet.
> chlorophyl bleaches the material and makes a great print. Then you have
> science and art in one lesson!
> Janet
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