MAGIC LEAF WATERCOLOR PAINTING
Anyone remember putting a leaf under a paper and using a crayon to rub overtop to reveal the leaf? Well here is a spin on that idea!
Supplies Needed: paper (thinner paper allows for more leaf detail), a white crayon (take the wrapping off), various hardier leaves from your Rise Garden, a paint brush and water color paints.
1. Place a leaf under the paper and using the white crayon on its side, rub back and forth over the leaf.
2. Move the leaf (or use a new leaf) to a new location under the paper and rub again. At this point, you will hardly see anything, as its white crayon on white paper, but keep rubbing leaves until you are happy with the amount. Keep in mind that it may be hard to see where you’ve rubbed previous leaves, but don’t worry about overlapping, it will all be in the excitement of seeing the end result.
3. Now for the magic; using water color paints, paint the page to reveal your leaf rubbings!
NOTE: keep in mind that the paper is thin and adding too much water color to the page or brushing the page too hard with the paintbrush can result in holes in the paper or the crayon magic not being visible anymore.