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Give Yourself The Gift Of Creative Playtime: A Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Winter Themed Art Tutorial

I simply can NOT stop collecting leaves lately; they are SO beautiful this year, damnit - I  have  to take them all home with me! Which is why I've been wondering: if I took the time to press some of my favorite ones (instead of letting them collect in a pile on my desk, slowly curling up as they dry out, and then getting snacked upon by wayward cats), could I draw upon these leaves with some of my art supplies as if they were a pieces of paper? I chose this leaf for its perfection--it had no tears, no nibbling  on its edges, and it was nice and wide. Oh, and if anyone can tell me what made the two holes in the acorn in the bottom left of this photo please let me know in the comments of this post! I'm SO curious about those! Well folks, the answer to that curiosity of mine is a wholehearted yes! Recently I played with a leaf from my backyard that I’d pressed for just a few days (and pretty sloppily at that - I placed the leaf under a sheet of printer paper on my desk, put a hea

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