How to Press leaves of different colors and shapes
Autumn leaves are stunning when pressed. If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where the leaves make a beautiful show in autumn or fall – take advantage of them. Pick them at their different stages of colour change.
But don’t go for the very big ones because they’ll overshadow your flowers. In Flower Pressing Secrets I’ve described all the leaves that work best for me because as you can imagine there are many that won’t work at all!
In fact, you can make some of your designs entirely with leaves. If you put together leaves of different shapes and colours you will end up with some lovely collages.
There is no end to the variety. You just need to think creatively.
You’ll notice that the stage at which the leaves and greenery are picked makes a huge difference.
Tender maple leaves picked in spring are completely different from those harvested in autumn or fall.
Types of leaves to press
You can press all kinds of leaves. But try to press small ones so that they don’t overpower your pictures.
I have had success with maple leaves, carrot tops, fern leaves and many more.
And don’t spurn the different types of weeds either. You’d be amazed to see how well some of them press.
Some weeds are quite pretty so it just needs a good eye and a bit of imagination.
There’s a lot of scope for experimentation and that’s half the fun if you have the time and interest.
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