Friday, November 09, 2007

Leaf 'print' project finished

I finally got this project done and ready to hang, before fall is over. I am pleased with my project, just wish I got things done faster (having started this before Halloween). What do you think?


Tim said...

It looks great and ever so professional! I wish I had the patience and the time to do something like that. I must show this to our eleven-year-old daughter who loves projects like these. She also loves nature, so it would be perfect for her. She better hurry, before all the autumn leaves rot.

Is there a special trick to pressing the leaves? Do you spray them with a preservative? Do they ever get mouldy under glass?

You have to tell us what kind of trees/plants grew those leaves. My knowledge is limited, even though we’ve been gardening now for a number of years here on Canada’ West Coast.

Sara and I do our gardening on Gabriola Island, off the coast of British Columbia. She grows the flowers, I the vegetables. We’re in the process of putting our garden to bed, but if you visit our blogsite you can read all about our adventures in gardening throughout the year.

Muum said...

Thanks, Tim, for your kind remarks! This is a very easy process, just press the leaves (for a day or so) and then take them to a copy center and have them make color copies. You can even have them enlarge or reduce the size to fit your matting! Clockwise, from top left, the leaves are from a scrub Oak, Japanese maple, Ginkgo, and the last one is part of a leaflet from some Virginia Creeper, I think.

farmingfriends said...

Your leaf print project is just lovely. can you tell us how you did it?
Sara from farmingfriends

Muum said...

yep, look here :

for the instructions, it was in the October issue of Sunset magazine!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Wow... beautiful, muum. I love that the framing and matting really highlights the beauty and simplicity of the leaves without overpowering them at all. Where are you going to put it?

Emily said...

wow, they look great!! i'm very impressed w/how well it turned out!