Ferns are beautiful plants. They grow all over the world, even in the Netherlands. Thanks to their air-purifying function, the plants are ideal bathroom and office plants. In addition, the leaf of a Fern is very decorative.
- Ferns – preferably with different leaves
- Photo frame(s)
- Painting canvas
- Spray paint
- Old newspapers or garbage bags
A print in the dark
The next option is best done outside (because of the mess). On a balcony, or in the garden does not matter.
Put the canvas on old newspapers or a garbage bag. We recommend gluing the surface with tape so that it cannot blow away.
Position the leaf of the ferns on the canvas. Satisfied? We recommend carefully taping the sheet onto the canvas with tape. The best way to do this is to attach the tape to each other in a circle. You stick this round on the canvas, and on top of this you can place the sheet of the fern. Press the sheet carefully.
After that you can use the spray can. Make sure you shake the can well for at least 2 minutes.
Then spray from a distance of at least 20 centimetres over the leaf of the fern. Use as much paint as you like.
Allow the paint to dry completely before removing the sheet from the fern. It is best to try to get under the sheet so you can remove the tape. It may happen that the sheet is stuck to the canvas.
Leaf in a photo frame
Grab a picture frame and remove the glass from the frame. Place the leaf(s) upside down on the glass. Try not to touch the glass with your fingers.
Then take a white sheet and put it on the back of the picture frame. It is possible that the white sheet is a bit too big. You can easily cut away the edges.
Then press the glass back into the photo frame and close the photo frame. That’s it! It can be that easy.
Practice your drawing skills
Learning to draw is best done with still life. The blade of a fern is a good exercise for constant and at the same time unique shapes.
The most beautiful drawings can be archived in frames.