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Hello Steemians,
Hope you all are Safe at your place.

Continuing the Topic ::#BestOutofWaste
Today I am sharing with you all
Decorative Leaves ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚.

Few days back ,I had collected #leaves from my #garden to Design them.
First of all, I kept them to dry in sunlight,so that they become Harder and crispy.This helps the leave to hold the Colour.

Material used::
โœ…Dry Leaves ๐Ÿ
โœ…2H pencils for outlining
โœ… Acrylic colours

I have shared some pics please take a look::
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Hope you like it

Well we can also frame them to make a Wall Hanging or we can also gift them (after framed) as a show piece.

If someone has queries please do share with me๐Ÿ™.

Thanks for visiting my blog.Please do share ur experience. I will share more such things in coming days.

A big thanks to @Bambuka,@xpillar,@steemcurators, World of Xpillar and the entire Steem community.

Regards
@crafter

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Interesting idea. How long do these leaf designs last?

Sir these leaves are dried first.
So they will remain as they are for almost an year & for the long term preservation framing is the best option.
But,it's very important to prevent them from crushing.
Thanku๐Ÿ™

can be impregnated with lacquer or oil (before painting) would keep them much longer. Yes, and also put in a frame under glass.

Yes sir you are right ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘.
one more thing can be done.
We can use Varnish Spray, it will not only protect it but will also maintain its Shine.

But all these things will spoil it's organic effects.

Before starting drawing, you can soak a dry leaf of a tree with linseed oil and dry it well. For the oil to polymerize. You will get a solid basis for the drawing.

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Ok thanks sir I will make a try

When I was in school, we would preserve leaves by ironing them between two sheets of wax paper.

And we just put it in the books between the pages. This is how we did the herbarium :-)

Great craft work @crafter, keep sharing.

Thanku โค๏ธ