Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Painted Leaves

I guess I'm continuing on the leaf theme for the week. I posted a while ago about pressing leaves from my Forest Pansy Red Bud tree. That tree has such beautifully shaped leaves, it was difficult to resist.
Now that the weather is cooling, I've been able to snatch up a few leaves that have begun changing color. So, of course, I pressed those as well. I have some more "valentiney" plans for some of the heart-shaped leaves, but since I love the look of pressed leaves around the house in the Fall, I thought I'd do something different with a couple of them.
I had some paint around the house and some fine paint brushes, so I spent about five minutes and experimented with leaf painting.
I really thought I was ruining the leaf above, but now I think I like the end result. Most of the time, it's best not to tamper with the beauty of nature.
Some of these leaves were too beautiful to touch. I'm thinking of framing the above collection just as it is for my Fall decor. I can't wait to press more of the Fall leaves as they continue to change.

Have a Happy Day!


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  1. This looks like a lot of creative fun my kids would enjoy. Grandma has lots of trees in her backyard that drops a lot of leaves so maybe we'll do this soon. :)

    1. It really is a good time of year for it! I just experimented, but I think the kids would have fun putting their personal touches on their own leaves.

  2. So cute, I love these. They would look lovely hung up?


    1. Thanks! I'm hoping they'll look nice in my fall decor.