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Re: Printmaking with leaves


Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 17:23:57 PDT

I have two ideas to offer:
(1) I have a couple of sets of rubber leaves- the same company that makes
and sells the rubber fish for printing makes leaves. Great investment. They
are terrific for printing! I think I bought them through Nasco or Sax.
(Judy, does Sax sell these?)

(2) Here's a lesson that the kids love: Trace a variety of real freshly
fallen leaves in an overall overlapping pattern on white paper (water color
paper is best, but any will work). Use craypas, or any kind of oil pastels to
outline. With oil pastels continue to draw in veining. Use watercolors to
fill in leaves with bright fall colors. While watercolor paint is still wet,
sprinkle table salt on top. This give the leaves an interesting texture and
the kids love to watch it "bubble up". Background may also be painted.
Good luck and welcome to our group! Susan on Long Island