- Fall Leaf Template
- Oil Pastels
- Sharp Object for scraping (Cuticle File or small wooden stick)
- Scissors/Tinfoil (optional)
Print your leaf template above. Color in each section of the leaf using a different color of oil pastels. Press hard to get a nice thick layer down.
Add a variety of Fall colors to your leaf. Don't forget to add in a few purples, they always look stunning with Fall colors.
Usins a sharp wooden stick (I'm using a cuticle stick), scrape away the top layer of the pastel to begin to make designs and textures into each of your leaf sections.
You can make patterns, checkerboards, leaf veins, strips, swirls, triangles etc.....try to make a different pattern for each section.
Once you've added in all your patterns you can mount it to colored construction paper for a great background. I cut out the same leaf shape in tinfoil to make a shadow first.
All done! If you added a tinfoil shadow, you can continue the pattern by gently pressing into the foil with your stick.