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Leaf Art Painting Project

Add a grid to your leaf art projects and students can’t help but fill the entire paper. Draw a different type in each and you have a very pretty painting.

MATERIALS
• Watercolor paper or multimedia paper
• Black Sharpie marker
• Liquid watercolor paint
DIRECTIONS
1. I used my printer to make lines that divided the paper into 6 equal rectangles. Draw 6 simple leaves in each, starting with the spine and then adding the leaf edge around it.

2. Trace all the lines with a black permanent marker.
3. Paint the leaves with warm colors. Add accent lines of paint over the marker lines. If you do this while the paint is still wet, the colors will bleed together.
4. Pick two cool colors, and paint the backgrounds alternately in a grid pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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