Autumn Leaves Patterning Place Mat
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The die-cuts are so versatile and can be cut from a vast array of materials. These leaves have been cut from foam board that becomes 3-D when placed in water, making an ideal set of 3-D leaf stamps. The pupils can then use a palette of autumnal colours together with the leaf stamps to develop their awareness of colour and repeating patterns.
Themes: Education Collection
Sizzix Die(s) Used
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaf, Maple
Dies used: A10162
- Die-cut some leaves from compressed cellulose sponge/pop-up sponge.
- Immerse each die-cut leaf in water to expand into a sponge for printing and leave the expanded sponges to dry.
- Cut some white/cream card to create the base for your patterned placemat — measuring 240mm L x 200mm W.
- Dip a dry sponge leaf into some paint and print this onto your card to create an autumn leaf pattern for each placemat, using different colours.
- Leave each finished placemat to dry; meanwhile, cut a rectangle to create a border around the pattern — measuring 260mm L x 220mm W.
- Mount the patterned place mat centrally onto its background using spray mount, taking care to create an equal border around each edge.
- Laminate the mounted place mat to finish.