It was another beautiful weekend & we had a ton of outdoor fun. While sitting out on the grass, I was struck by this beautiful shadow that was cast on one of the rocks. I quick ran inside & grabbed some paints and was going to capture the shadow on the rock with some paint. We explored shadows & art last month and I thought this would be a beautiful project to do. Alas, the sun disappeared & did not come back and I lost my lovely shadow.
It did however inspire a different project with leaves & rocks. I could not paint my shadow, but I could still capture the beauty of a leaf on a rock.
We tried using a fern for a nature resist painted rock. This was a little tricky because the fern moved around a bunch.
We tried painting the leaves & then pressed them onto the rocks.
Applying a thin layer of paint works best or it might squeeze out the sides.
Press firmly with your fingers around the whole leaf. I found that painting the back of the leaf creates better imprints.
Let the paint dry & then add a sealant if you choose to keep in the paint.
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