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Botanical Prints


  • Large Ziploc bag
  • Tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Acrylic paint or printmaking ink
  • Paintbrush
  • Cup of water
  • Mixed media or watercolor paper
  • Textured items (leaves, bubble wrap, etc.)
  • Can, bottle or rolling pin


  1. Tape down the ziploc bag
  2. Roughen the plastic bag with sandpaper
  3. Add acrylic paint to bag
  4. Use bubble wrap to create texture
  5. Paint the textured side of leaves with a contrasting color
  6. Put leaves on the plastic bag, paint side up
  7. Lay down a piece of paper
  8. Use your hands or a can and press on the back of the paper
  9. Peel off paper and your first print is done
  10. Now you can re-wet the acrylic paint on the bag and repeat the process to create more prints
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