LEAF ART

Homes+ (Australia) - - PRACTICAL IDEAS -

Try this tech­nique with your favourite flo­rals or any other shape you like.

STEP ONE Cut out the leaf images and tape to­gether to cre­ate one im­age.

STEP TWO Se­cure leaf onto thick pa­per with tape. Trace around with pen­cil.

STEP THREE Fill in leaf with green paint STEP FOUR Mix white paint with green to make a lighter shade. Add this colour to the ar­eas on the leaf that looked lighter on the printed tem­plate. Add crease lines with lighter green colour. Al­low to dry.

Frame it

Mount your art in a sim­ple frame and lean against the wall. IN THE PIC­TURE Barns­bury con­sole in Dis­tressed Cafe, $699, from Free­dom. ON CON­SOLE Ce­ramic tray in Gra­di­ent Grey, from Clickon Fur­ni­ture. Sun­glasses, $14.95, from Cot­ton On. Samso planter in Blush, $35, from Life In­te­ri­ors. Brook­lyn pil­lar stand in White, and Grey, from Tar­get. ON WALL Round mir­ror, $19, from Kmart. ON FLOOR For sim­i­lar tote bag, try Etsy. Wo­ven fe­dora, $19.95, from Cot­ton On. Shoes, sim­i­lar avail­able from Cot­ton On. FOR PROJECT Jasart 110gsm A2 car­tridge pa­per, $40.54 for 250 sheets, and ELC acrylic paints, 100ml, $2 each, from Of­fice­works.

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