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Press and print leaf art

Turn over a new leaf with this simple print made using a couple of Resene Art Action art and poster paints.

Press and print leaf art - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 95

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Leaves, Paintbrush, Piece of cardboard, Resene Art Action Quick Dry, Resene Art Action Light Green and Resene Art Action Cool Yellow

Top tip: Larger leaves work better than very small leaves and be careful not to use leaves that are sharp or spiky!

Here's another idea: This circle print was made with Resene Art Action Black and Resene Art Action Warm Red and the circles were created with a Resene Art Action paint lid.

Children's art project -
Press and print leaf art

Another art idea - Another idea: A circle print

Step 1
Step one
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the piece of cardboard and allow two hours to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Art Action Cool Yellow to the cardboard and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Art Action Light Green to one side of the leaf, as shown.
Step 4
Step four
Immediately press the leaf onto the card, painted side down, and then carefully lift it off to reveal a leaf shape. Repeat this with other leaves and allow paint to dry. Leaf-tastic!

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