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How to create your own autumn leaf print

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Celebrating Autumn DIY

Make your own leaf print

With autumn’s falling leaves, now is the perfect time to get creative. Here’s an art print inspired by season’s magical colours.

You will need: Leaves from the garden, Resene testpots in your choice of colours. We used Resene Ayers Rock, Resene Lightning Yellow, Resene Poppy, Resene Persian Red and Resene Kamikaze, testpot brush, roller (optional), A4 card, hole punch, dry branch, string and scissors, roller (optional).

Top tip: Add other foraged items to your decorated room, such as twigs and small branches. These can be left natural or painted with Resene testpots to suit your room décor.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Paint the leaves using the paintbrush and Resene testpots. If you have a roller, use it to press the leaves onto the card. Otherwise use your palms. Leave to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Punch holes on either side at the top of the card, and string onto the branch to make a hanging rod.
Step 3
Step three
String the top into a triangle formation, and hang.
If you find red leaves on your walks, add them to your new print.
Step 4
 Finish project

Styling and photography by Nikki Astwood

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