- Oak Leaf Template
- Black Pens
- Oil pastels
Draw in your zentangle designs. Choose a different design for each section, and try to fill in every other section or so, leaving space to color in later
Using your Oil Pastels, begin to fill in the blank sections of your leaf. Start with two different hues of the same color.
Add in different colors of yellow, brown green and red. You'll notice that I'm using the Red very sparingly, just to highlight certain edges of the leaves.
When your leaf is completely filled in, you can stop here, or cut out and glue to black construction paper. If you have time you can paint a watercolor background to really make your colors pop
I chose to start with a light purple background, using lots of water, and making circular strokes with my paintbrush I begin to fill in the background
For each side and edge I chose a different color to blend into the purple. I used blue on the right side of the paper, pink in the top left corner, and orange in the bottom left. This is a great way to add some character to your background.
I finished my background by taking a very light blue and filling in the remaining white on the left side of the leaf....sort of like a shadow.
Your leaf is complete! Mount to black construction paper for an instant frame, or hang in the classroom,