"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.
You can use any number of shades. I applied brown, orange, red, yellow and green.
With a small sponge, dab the colors onto the vein side of the leaf, in a random order.
Make sure to cover the whole leaf, but do not apply the paint heavily.
As explained in Part 1, gently place the leaf, paint side down onto a sheet of white paper. Cover with a catalog page. Press and smooth over the entire leaf.
Lift the page and leaf . You then have........
The Finished Product - A beautiful fall leaf botanical print!