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DIY nature art print

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Leaves are big in art prints right now and are simple enough to create yourself. Here we’ve created an oversized leaf print, inspired by the Monstera leaf.

You will need: Canvases, oversized leaves collected from the garden, roller/sponge and tray, blu tac, Resene testpots in your choice of colours: we used Resene Half Tea, Resene Madam M, Resene Red Hot and Resene Red Letter.

Top tip: Layer up the leaf images and Resene colours to add more colour and detail to your finished artwork.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Paint the canvases in Resene Half Tea and leave to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Place the leaves on the canvases and secure with blu tac.
Step 3
Step three
Taking the Resene testpots, gently paint over the leaves, remembering not to overload the roller or sponge.
Step 4
Step four
Remove the leaves and leave to dry.
Step 5
Step four contd.
Sponge around edges.
finished Step five
Hang up your artwork or gift to a garden lover.

Styling by Claudia Kozub, photography by Melanie Jenkins


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