Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Large Scale Banana Leaf Prints | DIY

Leaf prints have been a favorite of mine recently! I love the organic shape, texture and color. Today, I'm going to share how make your own large scale leaf prints!


Or, if you'd like a copy of my files - download through Etsy here (with instant download)



I was inspired by this post by the talented Brittni of Paper & Stitch!

My original plan was to remove the leaves and make a composition, but I really loved the way the leaves interacted while still attached, so I didn't remove the leaves.

You can see the plant (purchased from Home Depot) is currently in my dining room!


While David held the plant sideways (the bottom was in a trash bag to hold the dirt) on our white dining table (for a backdrop), I took photos from above. Having some of the leaves raised allowed light to pass through - I love the variation in the tones.


This is the image that I used. I did adjust the color and contrast later (in Photoshop) for a more stylized look.

Next, in Photoshop, I divided the image into two photos.

To finish, I used SnapBox to print and frame - I selected two fine art paper with a white frame sized at 20x30. At $41.99 per framed print, it's very reasonably priced - a frame alone at a local store would be more than that. The quality is great too!! The turn around time was super fast, I ordered on Monday and my prints were delivered on Friday!


They ended up being the exact width of my desk. I love the large scale!



We're moving in less than a week, and I'm selling a good bit, but these are definitely coming with me! I feel like they are so versatile and can go anywhere! p.s. if you're close to knoxville, tn, email sarahmdorseydesigns{@}gmail.com for more info on my furniture sale this weekend. 


Thanks so much to SnapBox for providing me with the prints, all ideas are 100% my own. I only share products that I love!


My images are available through Etsy here (with instant download)

24 comments:

  1. i LOVE them so much- they are gorgeous!!!!!

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  2. I love, love, love how this turned out! So vibrant and beautiful!

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  3. Love these!! What a great idea. This is probably a dumb question, but how did you split the image in Photoshop?

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    1. Hi karen! I created the image size that I wanted, 20x30. Pulled the horizontal image (original leaf photo) into that image (you only see half of the image since it's vertical), saved it, and then slide that layer over to see the other half and then saved it as a separate image. Hopefully that makes sense! It's very simple, but kinda tricky to explain :)

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  4. This is just so good and so simple. I have been loving them too lately and this just makes it personalized and it's something everyone could do. Genius as usual.

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  5. Oh, love these! Simple and beautiful. I like how you added a lot of contrast to make them look almost painted.

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  6. Looks SO amazing!!!!

    Any chance you could share the high-res print?
    It's just SO cool!!!

    Thank you!!!!!

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  7. Can you please share where those gorgeous scalloped curtains are from?!

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    1. Here you go :)

      http://sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.com/2015/04/spring-home-tour-diy-scalloped-draperies.html?m=1

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  8. Can you please tell me what paint color you used? Looks great!

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    1. It's a rental, so sorry, I'm not sure!

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  9. Is there a way we could buy your photo? It's perfect!

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    1. Agreed! I would love to purchase.

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    2. Yes! Hope you'll consider.

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  10. Hello! I was wondering where you got the fantastic chair. Any info would be great! I ADORE this look!!!

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    1. So sorry, it's vintage, but Ballard Designs has a similar one.

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  11. I just purchased your prints on etsy and went to snap box to order frames and they are now $229 for one! I was on their site a week ago and they were $41.99. Am I doing something wrong? Help!

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    1. Hi leigha! Looking at their site - it looks like the prices have been raised. So sorry! You could try contacting customer service to see if they did recently raise the prices.

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