Materials you will need:
Cut up sponges
Tins for paint
1. Begin by sponge painting an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I used red and yellow water color paint, the kind that comes in bottles from craft stores and regular computer paper. Each color had it's own sponge and its own pie tin. Dab the colors recklessly on the paper, mixing them here and there. I got yellow, red and orange. Not satisfied with the dabbed look, I took a fat brush and mooshed the colors together and added a little white until I achieved the look in the picture.
2. Wait for the paper to dry, then lay the leaf face down on the scanner, top it with the painted background and scan.
3. After scanning, print the image. You can achieve the same effect by using a color copier. Check out creative papers for different background ideas. Try other colors. Be creative.
5. Great for making a series to hang in the hall or up the stairs.