Did you have a good sleep , great as now you need to take that fabric and wring it out but do not rinse it ,hang your fabric to allow to dry naturally ,then iron and you are ready to start pounding.
Now that you have your fabric already you will need to gather the other necessary supplies , no problem here as most people have access to flowers or leaves or both so go gather some pretty leaves .
Then you will need some pounding tools ....
First off is an old cutting board or some other piece of wood sturdy enough to pound on , some tape to hold down those leaves and a hammer , that is it !
Take your leaves and arrange them on your fabric in a pleasing manner then take your tape , scotch tape can be used , I have used this painters tape before without issue but you will see in the photos to follow that the tape did transfer on some leaves . Please note the way the leaves are laying on the fabric , the leaves are placed face up so the veins are on the underside and when you pound they will transfer more easily. If using flowers place them face down ,in some cases it is best to remove the petals and lay them one at a time onto the fabric then tape down.
I think because we are at the end of our growing season the amount of pigment in the leaves , especially the maple leaf is not as great so I needed to pound much harder but here you can see how they are taped down , you do need to tape well to prevent them from moving , now you can do one leaf at a time if you so desire , I like to make it quick;-)
For those who may have missed my leaf projects here is a photo of one that I did a few weeks back when our leaves were abundant and full of life .