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 many years and centuries previous when individuals 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 strive 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 fantastically so I selected black artwork paper for this mission.

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


Be certain that 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 you may also discover related glues in scrapbook sections of craft shops or on-line.


This can be a sluggish and meditative form of artwork mission, 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 accessible as digital downloads in my print store which could be printed in a wide range of sizes from 11×14” to 24×30”.

They’re accessible 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 photos of your pressed flower creations if you happen to make your personal!