When I first started collecting leaves last fall, they were for props to use for my other listings, ornaments and coasters mainly. But the more I collected, the more I started to appreciate the colors, the shapes, the patterns, and the uniqueness of every individual leaf. It happened by accident, almost. One day I looked down at one of my flattened leaves and thought to myself, this would be a great canvas to paint on. And so I did.
From there I couldn’t be stopped. It was actually strange to me how much fun I was having doing the same thing I normally do, just on a different surface. It was like nature’s coloring book, and I had to stay within the lines of the leaves. My only regret is not collecting enough leaves to last the year!
Though I’ve had a couple of my framed leaves in the shop for a while, I finished four new ones this week and am so thrilled with how they turned out so I wanted to share the whole collection with you, newest first. I was even bold enough to show myself in a few of these pictures. Looks like it’s time to start recruiting friends as models!
Hope y’all enjoyed! Everything shown above is (while supplies last) available in my Etsy shop that you can find here. I’d love to hear your thoughts and what you’d like to see painted on leaves next so drop a comment and lets chat.
Till next time,