Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Making Paper Leaves


One-off paper casts of leaves

I really wanted to start this blogging thing more gracefully and with more planning. But it looks like I'm just going to plunge in here and start blathering. All because I am so thrilled with these paper leaves I made last night! They look so much like real leaves that I had my very observant husband fooled. The leaves are made by applying a freshly made sheet of paper to the back of a real leaf. After tearing off the excess paper and pressing the moist sheet firmly into the veins of the leaf, I let it dry. I dyed them with fiber dyes and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, dry brushed on some gold paint and then finished them off with Paverpol. Now, what to do with them?!?

5 comments:

  1. Your blog and shop are great! I wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award on my blog. :)

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  2. It's thanks to Sue at Barton Originals that I found my way here. I am glad you've decided to jump right into blogging and am looking forward to seeing more ... have you decided what to do with the beautiful leaves, yet?

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  3. I also found you through Sue of Barton Originals. Welcome to the world of blogging! Your work is just amazing! I just became one of your followers. I can't say it enough, Your work is beautiful!

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  4. Wow those are so beautiful.
    I'm glad to have found your blog...
    I too live in Washington state... just the rainy side.
    Pat
    http://odd-dolls.blogspot.com

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