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?!?


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

  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?

  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!

  4. Wow those are so beautiful.
    I'm glad to have found your blog...
    I too live in Washington state... just the rainy side.