Friday, October 16, 2009

WT240: Use a Leaf

So I am always looking for a craft that is quick, easy and cool to do with the first graders at DS's school! When I came across this one, I just had to do it with them-- and we did, this past Wednesday! The kids had a blast, and I made one of the leaf prints into a card for today's Ways to Use It challenge on SCS, which was to sue a leaf on your card. So, what did I do you may be asking yourself? Well, you pick a leaf (we went for leaves in fall color-- and fresh from the tree!), place it on top of a piece of unbleached muslin fabric, place that on top of a piece of wood (or sturdy counter top), and then hammer the leaf. The chloroform from the leaf will leave a print of the leaf on the fabric! I tried this technique on cardstock but did not achieve the same results. I also found that certain leaves made better prints than others.

Ingredients: Cardstock: SU! {Whisper White, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa}; DP: SEI; Accessories: Gold Paint Pen, Unbleached Muslin Fabric, Leaf, Gold ribbon.


Crystal said...

This is GREAT Nikki I love how you pierced around the leaf!!! Awesome card!

Judith said...

Wow you learn something new every day. Do you have to hit it very hard? x

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

Nope Judith-- if anything, light taps work best!

BlueRose said...

Amazing, I will have to give this a try. Cute craft for kids that is for sure!!! Thanks♥

Lisa Foster said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! What a clever idea!

jackiescrafts said...

Just love this, what a great idea

Hugs Jackie x

Dawn B. said...

Nikki this is so cool. I love the look it gives.. I need some cards for thank yous and this would be something different..Hugs..

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous, Nikki:O) Love the colour and how this turned out. Great idea, thanks for inspiration:)
Also thank you for sweet words in my blog.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)