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The past few days have been chilly and raining, these are some of my favorite types of days because it means we are indoors wrapped up in quilts feeling cozy while reading books, baking and of course creating!
Maya inspired us while we watched the yellow, red and orange leaves falling outdoors along with the rain we decided to make a few watercolored leaves of our very own to keep indoors!
Between raindrops we gathered up a few leaves that would become the template for one large watercolored leaf as well as a few smaller leaves to create a lovely garland full!
Once we had folded the newspaper in half several times, we began to cut out the leaves...
We enjoy using watercolor paints from the tube. It's magic to watch the paint swirl in the water and settle into a beautiful tone of bright liquid color. Today's palette is laid out on the morning kitchen table, presented in small half-pint Mason jars that catch the early sunlight and cast colorful reflections on the watercolor (news)paper..
This large leaf will grace the glass of our front door, while the smaller garland of leaves now join us in our kitchen over the nature shelf!
.: Mixing, swirling, painting the leaves for a lovely autumn display! :.
Dreaming of the forest that is so full with color, we allow the watercolors to swirl into one another and create a lovely realistic-looking autumn leaf.
I love how differently each child chose to paint their leaves. Some solid--others outlined, and some still green waiting for autumn to cast its spell and turn it a yet another shade of color!
The newsprint was an interesting medium to work with. I appreciate the way the text pulls through in lighter sections. This adds in a wonderful texture to our leaves!