After making some leaf prints, we will be transforming this paper into beautiful books!
Here is how to make them.
We began with 12x18 Pollock Paper. I cut it into 10 and 8 inch pieces.
You'll need 11x18 tagboard*
*we are using the remaining Pollock Paper to make a background for our other leaf print.
|The paper! You can easily make the Pollock paper the front and back cover.|
|Pollock Paper will be slightly larger than the tagboard. First step is to have students fold the tagboard in half.|
|Cut the corners off. I did this for the students because I didn't want them cutting too much or cutting while their was glue on the paper. This will help the corners fold nicely without a bunch of extra layers.|
|When gluing, glue the edge then an "X" or squiggle to get the middle.|
|After teaching this three times, the best way is to have the students place the folded tagboard on top- not open or unfolded.|
|Then open in rub,rub, rub. You could incorporate a brayer or baren if you are fancy.|
|Fold over the edges. The more glue you use, the more this step will fight with you.|
|Students need to rub and rub the edges to get it to stick.|
|Tada! Let it dry open and flat.|
|Once dry or while drying, mount your leaf print to black paper.|
|Seriously, how pretty are these!|