This is a fun and simple warm-up to get the creative juices flowing for your sketchbooks. It should take around 5-10 minutes to do (after the initial leaf gathering that is!)
Now It's Your Turn!
Now that you have watched the video its your turn to have a go!
Firstly, go on a walk and pick some leaves to use for your rubbings and printing. Try to find some leaves of different sizes and shapes for interest. I often like to do this with my little girl when we take walks together - we grab a little basket and go leaf hunting. Take your time and enjoy the walk as well.
Once you are back home and have your leaf collection, find a sketchbook and some materials to work with (don't forget - it doesn't have to be green!):
- Ink pads
- Paint and a sponge
- Crayons or pastels
Then start making rubbings or simple prints. Make the pages completely random or create a regular pattern like I did with the sage leaf.
You can create a silhouette by painting all around the leaf or do a rubbing using a crayon or pastel.
I was just going to do one page... but I got carried away as you can see and did three double page spreads.
Have fun and I can't wait to see your leaf printing / rubbing experiments.
This video is an extract from my Inspire Creative Membership.
Find out more here: www.susanyeates.co.uk/inspire