These beautiful prints were made using Cabbage Leaves!!!
Ever since I saw the Big leaf printing idea on Kleas, I've been just dying to try it out with Putti. But, did not find any big leafy plants in our neighbourhood. 2 weeks ago, when We visited hubby's lab. We took a stroll into their farm and the moment I saw these cabbage plants I was jumping of joy as I knew I found the big leaf for our art. He got us a couple of leaves and We were all set to try the long waiting big leaf print.I made sure we paint the correct side of the leaf unlike our painted leaves. We started by squirting different colored acrylic paints onto the bumpy side (vein side) of the leaf and then putti spread the paint all over the leaf, she loved covering the whole leaf in paint.
I love how colorful the huge leaf looks here!!
Then carefully placed the leaf onto the paper, I had help putti with this one, as the leaf was humongous for her little hands. Putti then pressed down all around the leaf, making sure to press all the way to the corners. It takes a minute or two for small hands to be able to do this.
Lifting up the leaf to reveal the beautiful prints was a delight....
Our glorious big leaf prints in rainbowy colors!! Who knew cabbage leaf prints could be so beautiful...
Maybe you can pull the outer leaves of the cabbage itself and try printing with it, that might work too....
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