Saturday, July 28, 2012

playing with skeleton leaves

earlier this week I showed you the skeleton leaves 
which were very kindly sent to me from Bridget

some were curled
and some were pressed
I decide to press the curled ones
and it was very easy to do that with a hot iron
(the one I use for paper making - badly stained and designated for messy jobs)

after pressing them with the iron
I painted them

and then I mod-podged them to tea bag paper
(mod-podge is a decoupage acrylic goopy sort of gluey product)

I am loving how they turned out

one thing just led to another
with no real plan in mind
so what will these finally become?
I have no idea

but I'm having fun



Ms. said...

Strings of Prayer flags perhaps.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful treasures. And, fun, too--what is better? You have such talent and foresight even before you see the end product.

Dianne said...

Love how they turned out! They seem large... or is it just the photos... They are beautiful!

bellefrogworks said...

They are lovely treasures - sure to be the heart of new art treasures! They really turned out beautifully!

Halle said...

Having fun!!! Isn't that the whole point?!?!?! Here's to more fun!!

Tracey FK said...

they are looking beyond gorgeous... I am in love with them and can't wait to see what they become... they look so perfect like that... xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kimmie! I've never seen skeleton leaves like that before -- they obviously hold up well to the ironing and paint. Do they come from a particular tree? Lovely adding them to the teabags. What you've already done is wonderful so whatever you do next will be fantastic. Have a great day. Tammy

Anonymous said...

Oh so delicate and pretty. xox

Anonymous said...

Love what you are doing with them. It is fun sometimes to not have a plan and just see what we see, so to speak. That is how I often create, anyway.

Lynda Howells said...

you certainly look as if you are having fun..the best way to do Art!xxxxx

Lynda Howells said...

tammy you can buy leaves like this at art and craft shops. Also you can actually make your own sketeton leaves..messy and smelly but great resultsx lynda

Kim Mailhot said...

super special ! They are so lovely.

Annie Cholewa said...

The best new work comes from play :D

~*~Patty S said...

another perfect use of tea bag paper ...those leaves are so lovely Kimmie

I like having special ingredients on hand for that certain something when the time arises never worrying about what I'm going to do with something

I know you'll find many uses for these lovelies!