Thursday, October 14, 2010

Two Different Ways To Rub A Leaf

Experiment # 3.1 and 3.2: Leaf Rubbings

You will need:
leaves, paper, pestle, watercolor pencils, paint brush

~ Experiment 3.1 ~

Position your leaves on the paper
however way you wish. Occupy only half the sheet.

Hold the leaves in place by folding the paper in half
over the leaves.

Take the pestle and rub. Rub hard until you see the leaves'
juices seep through your paper.

Unfold the paper and cut out the rubbed surface.

Label your leaves and you'll have your own botanical print :)

~ Experiment 3.2 ~

Place the leaf underneath the sheet of paper.
Take one of your watercolor pencils. Rub over the
general area of the leaf. You will notice that a pattern will appear.

Take your paintbrush and dip it in water.
Brush along the edges of your rubbing.

It creates a lovely effect, don't you think?
Now try making your own. The more leaves/rubbings you have
on one sheet, the prettier your creation will be!

Watercolor Pencils are available at Art Friend.