We have a very lovely shrub growing in the back of our yard (I have no idea what it is). It’s made of tall stalks that put out beautiful clusters of snow-white blossoms. These blossoms are fleeting and turn to brown husks in a matter of days, but they bring honey bees and it’s lovely despite being short-lived. It also has beautiful fern-like foliage. The Boy loves to break off a stem exclaiming “Look how many leaves this has!” with the same wonder each time. These leaves were the perfect fit when I began dreaming of a watercolor leaf print project.
I must say, this is one of those “fool-proof” projects. My very first try turned out beautiful and all the subsequent tries as well. I could probably hand a paintbrush to my 3 year-old, and his would look just as lovely. Watercolors are wonderful that way. Easy projects are the best projects!
I have already lined Little Miss’s walls with several watercolor leaf print paintings. They look elegant and calming in her room. I love these so much that I have been out searching the yard for more leaves. Our front shrub has a maple-leaf shape, I think I will try those next. I am thinking things other than leaves would be pretty as well!
I am guest posting at PinkWhen, so hop over there for the full (easy) tutorial. This is the perfect and simple project for your weekend. If you have been dying to try watercolor, this is a perfect beginner project! I hope you give this watercolor leaf print a try.
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