DIY: Pressed Leaf Botanical Artwork

As I all the time love experimenting with new methods of creating artwork. Pressed leaves are making a comeback within the artwork world, they’re harking back to a long time and centuries previous when individuals would press flowers into books to protect them after which flip them into keepsakes.

Pressed flowers and leaves have a traditional attraction, so I believed I’d strive my hand and making a couple of with inexperienced leaves on a black background. I’ve seen pressed flower pieces on Etsy with a white background or inside a transparent body. Black backgrounds spotlight inexperienced botanicals so fantastically so I selected black artwork paper for this undertaking.

To create your personal, the provision record is brief and the steps are easy! You’ll want 9×12” black mixed media art paper (additionally obtainable here); a set of pressed green leaves; acid free memory glue; tweezers; body of alternative.


Be sure that to make use of acid free glue and paper so the pressed leaf artwork will final for years to come back. I discovered my glue at Michael’s on clearance however it’s also possible to discover comparable glues in scrapbook sections of craft shops or on-line.


This can be a gradual and meditative sort of artwork undertaking, arranging the leaves after which slowly gluing them one after the other to the paper.





I cleaned them up in Photoshop they usually’re now obtainable as digital downloads in my print store which may be printed in a wide range of sizes from 11×14” to 24×30”.

They’re obtainable in this Botanical Collection and in addition within the Etsy store as a pair the place they’re on sale.

Leaf Medley I


Leaf Medley II


Set of Botanicals (on Sale on Etsy)


Ship me footage of your pressed flower creations should you make your personal!