DIY: Pressed Leaf Botanical Artwork

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

Pressed flowers and leaves have a traditional enchantment, so I believed I’d attempt my hand and making a number 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 superbly so I selected black artwork paper for this challenge.

To create your individual, the provision checklist 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.


Make 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.


It is a sluggish and meditative type of artwork challenge, arranging the leaves after which slowly gluing them one after the other to the paper.





I cleaned them up in Photoshop and so they’re now obtainable as digital downloads in my print store which may be printed in quite a lot 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 photos of your pressed flower creations in case you make your individual!