Leaf Print Time

It’s getting to be leaf print time again, and I’ve been doing some test strips in preparation. This paper was especially surprising. I’ve never seen bright greens before, and it was quite exciting! Click on the image to see it larger.

I create these leaf prints by pressing fallen leaves against paper under pressure and heat. The colors of the leaves transfer to the paper. No dyes, inks or paints are used. All of the color comes from the leaves themselves.

I have an excellent PDF Tutorial available on my website that explains the Leaf Print Process in detail.

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13 Comments

  1. Cassandra, what a wonderful natural look! Do you varnish them or do anything to prevent fading? Do they fade?

  2. Hi Lisabeth,

    Thank you for your kind comments! I don't varnish them, and they don't fade, as far as I can tell. I'm sure they would fade if you left them in direct sunlight, like watercolors. But as long as they're indoors, they don't seem to fade. Ask me again 20 years from now!

  3. Hi Cassandra,

    Just stumbled upon your blog and love it. I am a feltmaker and was wondering if it would it be possible to use leaves on the wool and have the leaf designs become permanently set? Thank you so much.

  4. Hello Cassandra, I ordered and payed for your pdf, but did not received anything till now. Hope to hear from you. Excellent prints btw :-)

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