DIY: Pressed Leaf Botanical Artwork

As you already know I all the time love experimenting with new methods of constructing artwork. Pressed leaves are making a comeback within the artwork world, they’re paying homage 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 assumed I’d attempt my hand and making just a few 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 venture.

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


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


This can be a sluggish and meditative type of artwork venture, 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 out there as digital downloads in my print store which could be printed in quite a lot of sizes from 11×14” to 24×30”.

They’re out there in this Botanical Collection and likewise 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 when you make your personal!