Activity 116:   Leaf Plate  Decorating

This week we are revisiting Plate Decorating - this time with more emphasis on the drawing skills.

You can see our first blog with instructions for setting the pattern here.

You Will Need: 

  • White Plate

  • Black Sharpie Pen

  • Paper (to try out your drawings)

  • Oven

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Step by step guide:

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Draw the first line, don’t think about it- just draw one line as shown on the photo.

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Draw another line to add onto the first line.

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Draw side lines to indicate the nerves of the leave.

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Now draw the nerves as close together as you like- the density gives a lovely effect but in turn so does the simplicity of less lines. A personal choice.

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Draw a line in the middle of the 2 lines.

Colour in the lines, or not, again personal choice.

Now repeat this a couple of times on the paper and become more confident in your drawing skills.

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Once you are more confident, you can start drawing straight onto the plate.

You could add little squiggles or little circles - anything you fancy.

If you try this, please send us a photo!