Whimsical bird on a leaf

Inspired by another thread, I decided to try something I’d thought about a few times:

Now to mount it…

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Very nice! I haven’t seen a regular leaf in a while, but I imagine I’ll be causing a fire in my GF if I do find one.

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Ooooo, very pretty! And there’s an abundance of material available to try that technique now—thanks for the inspiration.

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Beautiful design. I recall looking at books that had not been read recently and finding leaves left in them perhaps ten years or more. I would bet if you pressed them like that first…

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Holy cow! That’s awesome

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That’s really neat!

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You were inspired, and now you are inspirational. I have lots of this material available and more to come. Thanks for sharing this. It is beautiful.

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So delicate looking!

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Pretty! Love that design on it!

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That’s so pretty. Not a medium that would have occurred to me.

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Wow! All of my experiments with leaves and bark have led to dumpster fires! :sunglasses:

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I just keep thinking how a framed set of three of these would make awesome wall décor! I need to try this when I move into the new house! (We’re still packing.)

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I have three frames, but feel I need to find differently-shaped leaves.

That one was on my deck from the tree that shades my house…

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I understand!

(I was just pondering on that myself, whether I should find three leaves here in California to bring with me, or find three nice ones in NC…)

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Some clear spray to maybe stop it from turning into dust later?
Watched a video that was taking grapes with vodka injected and fast dipping them into a heavy sugar water mixture.
It gave them a very hard but clear outer coat. Not sure a fragile leaf would handle that though and nobody will be eating it, so…

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Very cool! I often wondered if you could do that without it just burning up. Now to find leaves…in southern cali. LOL

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Looks like fun

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Now that is interesting. Maybe put that into resin.

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That’s awesome would you be willing to share the settings? Gonna grab a couple leaves from outside to try haha

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