Tissue paper flowers and leaf prints are a nice winter project. While the chilly wind is blowing and tiny snow flurries dance outside the window this makes a nice indoor craft.
In this article, we are going to look at some ideas for tissue paper flowers and leaf prints. You will need a flower making book, white tissue paper, paint, a paintbrush, plain computer paper, shears and the basic supplies listed in the book to make leaves and flowers however, all of the leaves and flowers can be made using white tissue paper. You will also need a poster board in a color of your choice.
The first thing you are going to do is choose which leaves and flowers you want to make. Then make the leaves and flowers using any color tissue paper you have it will not make a difference because the paint will determine the final color of the prints. You will need to make several of each because you are going to use one leaf or flower per print.
The next thing you are going to do is spread some old newspapers on the table or a flat firm surface. Next, place your poster board on top of the newspapers.
You are going to paint an area big enough for the leaf or flower then place the leaf or flower on top of the paint and press and hold it for a few minutes then remove the flower or leaf. When you remove the leaf or flower, you will have a nice print. Once you have made all the prints you want you will need to decide what you would like to do with them next.
Let us look at some ideas of how you can present and even decorate your prints. You have the option of leaving the prints on the poster board as a collage this looks nice if you were able to do the prints without smudging the paint to badly and if all your flowers and leaves came out nicely in other words if you got enough paint on the poster board for each print every time.
You can also cut out the prints and arrange them on another poster board (you can cut it down to the size you want or even into a shape you like such as a big leaf or even a tree.) If the prints are small enough you can pick up a picture frame at a dollar store and arrange them in the frame.
You may also want to add a few other decorations to the prints. You may consider items that remind you of fall such as pine cones, scarecrows, acorns, or any item that you like that comes in sticker, stamp or as a small foam shape to add a little extra flair to your tissue paper flowers and leaf prints project.