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October 17, 2018

Leaf Printing- Stunning Watercolor Botanical Prints

The intricacies and beauty found in nature are hard for artists of any age to replicate.  Through some simple color washes and careful placement this easy leaf printing process creates some of the most intricate and interesting artwork that we have made in ages.

September 13, 2018

Fall Art Projects-Fall Crafts from Nature

When I think of traditional fall art projects I think of handprint trees, pumpkins on a fence, and a limited palette of warm “fall” colors.  The fall crafts below aren’t traditional in that sense but they do celebrate the best the season has to offer!

August 28, 2017

Magic Marker Leaf Prints

Being creative is perhaps the most calming thing to my personality.  I had such a grumpy day the other day.  It was a day of  grown up temper tantrums (mine) that left me feeling deflated.   Out came the markers, in came some leaves.  A little creative brainstorming and my littles and I were absorbed in making these sweet and easy leaf prints with washable markers.  

August 21, 2017

Leaf Mandala Printing with Watercolor Paints

I believe in making art out of what’s available, using what you have.  In Ohio right now we have an abundance of leaves.  It’s green everywhere.  Although this lushness won’t last forever while it’s here it’s pretty awesome and using the greenery to make more beautiful art just seems natural.  All you need for these leaf mandala prints is some pretty little leaves and some watercolor paints! 

August 7, 2017

Making a Monoprint- Printmaking with Crayons

This monoprint process creates prints that are full of texture and color are brought to you by the starring players crayon and sandpaper.  Crayon and sandpaper you say?  That’s a weird combination.  It may be but they team up to make an awesome monoprint.

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