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Paint a Fall Leaf Video Tutorial 🍁

Difficulty: Intermediate
By Heidi Grace avatar link


Supplies Used:
Strathmore watercolor paper (it’s a good student-grade paper, but 100% cotton paper will give you the best results!)
Royal & Langnickel round brush, size 6
Tube watercolor paints of various brands (Reeves, Grumbacher, Master’s Touch)
Glass pen to score the leaf veins (you could also use a toothpick or the end of a paintbrush)
Paper towel (to tap excess water from the brush) and water jar
Lightly erasing pencil lines before painting prevents obvious lines from getting sealed into the paper when you paint over them.
Make sure to score the leaf veins while your painting is wet.
Paper warping is pretty much inevitable (I don’t prep/stretch my paper), but it can be flattened again. To flatten a warped painting, thoroughly wet the back of the painting, tape the paper down to a surface, and stack heavy weights on top (make sure to protect your painting by covering it with a piece of paper). Let it sit at least overnight and it should be flat again!
Have fun painting your own fall leaves!

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