"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus
Once you've learned the simple technique of botanical printing, you can move on to some experimentation.
Look to the post,Botanical Printing - Part 1, in the category,
Mini Masterpieces, for the detailed directions of botanical printing.
To celebrate Autumn, squeeze out a bit of acrylic paint in the season's colors onto a coated paper plate.
"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." - Georgia O'Keeffe
In all my experiences of teaching arts enrichment classes, this art project has to be one of my all time, absolute favorites.
Look closely at all the varied leaf shapes in your yard or in a local park. You will see a cornucopia of inspiration for botanical printing.
Botanical printing is so simple that it can be done with children as young as
“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
― Paul Klee
one-linersare drawings in which the artist's pencil, pen, brushor crayon
touches the paper and isnot lifteduntil the drawing is finished.
In her book,DrawingLab, Carla Sonheim recommends this activity as a way of getting your creativity started.
Even though this book is really directed more towards adult drawing projects, she has several ideas that can be fun for the younger set, one-liners being one of them.