Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bookpaper Leaf Rubbings

Looking for a new way to add leaf accents to your pages? Try this technique! :)

First, you will need to collect various leaves from your yard/neighborhood. Collect small, medium and large ones so you have a variety of sizes to work with on your pages later on.

Then you will need some kind of bookpaper and several colors of crayons with the wrappers removed.

Next, place your leaf vein-side up underneath the bookpaper. Use the side of the crayon and rub over the top to create a leaf rubbing. The darker colors show up better. Try layering a few colors for variation!

Look how many different kinds you can make! :D

Cut out your leaves and now you are ready to accent your pages!

Clam Chowder by Jana Eubank

Have fun!


Noel said...

This is one of my favortie tutorials ever! I see myself using this technique again and again!! LOVE it Jana!!

Jingle said...

This is so easy and so cute! I may have to steal this idea! LOL! Thanks for the great tip!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

total genius!! toooooooooooooooooo bad i live where there are noooooooooooooooooooooo leaves :( .... maybe i can try this one with silk ones! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Unknown said...

Wauwww great tip love it.
bye bye,Lean.

Unknown said...

Awesome technique! TFS!

Rosa K said...

thanks for the great idea!!!!!
Love it!!!!!