I'm back to making leaves, and a tree, for the Creatin' Contest build this year.
I picked up some Marcy Jaffe Easy Leaves kits to make a spring/summer maple tree. I painted the tops in Americana Plantation Pine mixed with Americana Staining Medium to make the color more varied. I applied the paint with a stencil brush.
The backs are painted Clover Green by Folk Art. I colored the stems with a brown Sharpie before cutting them from the frames and shaping them. If I don't have enough of the prepped Easy Leaves in the end, I do have a small paper punch so making more won't be an issue. These sheets just save a lot of time.
For shaping and adding veins, I used my Bonnie Lavish leaf veiners, which I think are the bee's knees! I have used a stylus alone in the past, but these make life so much easier.