- an ink pad or two... or three
- a slightly damp cloth
- freshly gathered leaves... try to pick leaves that have visible veins & stems.
1. with a damp cloth or wet wipe gently wipe down your leaves. the leaves around my house are super dirty... i was actually shocked at how much dirt came off of them & you dont want all that dirt on your ink pad.
2. place your leaf underside down into the ink pad & press with your fingers to transfer ink onto it. if you get ink on your fingers wipe them off. your leaf should look something like this:
3. press your leaf onto your paper evenly pressing down to get a good imprint.
how easy is that?! & pretty cool looking too.
turn your leaf prints into cards, tags, put in a frame for some fall home decor, punch holes & turn them into a garland... so many ideas. i am pretty addicted to this right now, loving to see how different leaves look when printed, plus it gives me an excuse to take lots of fall nature walks.
(after seeing all these close up photos of my counter i can see that i should really start using a cutting board. ha.)