This past weekend I pulled out some printmaking supplies I had bought over a year ago and decided to make some block printed leaves for fall. They turned out so cute I decided to offer them as a free printable for those who want to decorate using these cute leaves.
Additionally, I’m participating in a Free Fall Printable Blog Hop hosted by Kristen of Ella Claire Blog. At the bottom of this post you will find 25+ printables for you to choose from!
If you want to make your own lino block carvings, these are the supplies you need (affiliate links used):
ink plate (or plexiglass– basically something smooth to spread the ink out on)
OR you can buy a whole kit here!
I drew 6 different varieties of leaves, drew them onto small squares of lino block, and carved out each one.
It doesn’t actually take too long, especially because I used a thicker and softer type of linoleum.
Printing them on paper takes practice to get the right amount of ink… too much and the block print can slide around or the ink can squeeze out the edges. Too little and the print looks uneven or transparent in some places.
I ended up liking the look of uneven ink transfer because it reminded me of the changing colors of the leaves. With the black ink and white background, it gave it the impression of varied tones.
I’m so pleased with how these turned out! I practiced printing quite a bit and decided to cut out and use some of the printed leaves as a garland! More of that to come this Friday where I will be sharing 2 fall mantel/entry decoration ideas!
Please note, these block printed leaves are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please don’t print them or download them if you intend to copy, alter, reproduce them for personal or commercial gain.
Take a look below for 25+ more free fall printables!
“They Broke Bread” and Watercolor Pumpkin Place Cards by Ella Claire | Vintage Bird Printables by Town and Country Living | Bread Wrap by TIDBITS | Fall Feather Printable by Taryn Whiteaker | Apple and Eucalyptus Free Fall Printable by So Much Better with Age | Block Printed Leaves by Shades of Blue Interiors
Fall Has Always Been My Favorite by A Burst of Beautiful | Fall Floral Plate Chargers by Zevy Joy | Starting over in fall by anderson + grant | Watercolor Honey Crisp Apple by Finding Silver Pennies | 4 Fall Feather Prints by Refresh Restyle | The Deer King by My Someday in May
Autumn is the Hush Before Winter by Clean and Scentsible | Watercolour Succulent Pumpkins by The Happy Housie | 4 Watercolor Wreaths by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Gather Here with a Grateful Heart by Craftberry Bush | Fall Fun by My Sweet Savannah | Watercolor Grateful Printable by Maison de Pax
Autumn Tea Tag Printables by Paint Me Pink | Leaves Falling by Lolly Jane | Happy Fall Watercolor by Kelly Elko | Heirloom Pumpkin Watercolor Series by Nina Hendrick Design Co. | I Never Met a Pumpkin I Didn’t Like by Live Laugh Rowe | Bountiful Blessings by Unskinny Boppy
Autumn My Cozy Friend by In My Own Style | Fall Chalkboard Tags by Home Stories A to Z | Thankful Grateful Blessed Printable Tags by Nest of Posies | A Happy Pillow Made Just for You by Happy Happy Nester | Fall Botany Art Gallery Wall by Bless’er House