Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Feeling fallish

Maybe I'm just being impatient, but it seems it is taking the leaves longer than usual to change colors this year!

That is part of the beauty of this project, though - fresh green leaves work just as well, maybe even better!

The whole fam gathered around Saturday afternoon after a leaf-gathering walk to see what we could make.
Our supplies were simple:

leaves of varying shapes and sizes
broken crayons, ready to be peeled
old newspapers

Place leaves on the table, vein side up, cover with a sheet of newspaper, and start rubbing!
Try not to be distracted by reading the papers.
Cut out your rubbed leaf creations, and hang them up on a wall or window!

You could also add twine and pretty fall beads, as seen at this site, where we got our original inspiration to use newspaper.

Or, you may find a practical use for your leaf rubbings, like the Smockity bunch did!

All I know is, I smile a little bit every time I see the fun, colorful arrangement of fall leaves cascading down my wall!


Smockity Frocks said...

VERY cute and frugal to boot! The best kind of project!

rachaelnz said...

Pretty leaf rubbings! I like the effect of the newspaper on the finished prints.