How to make a skeletonization of leaves at Home

Now you will learn how to make a skeletonization of leaves in the home. Master class Tatiana Levchenko.
Technique “skeleton” – this is a very delicate and painstaking work. However, having mastered it, you can create amazing beauty applications, cards, and other compositions without the high cost. It is said that this technique is very loved by many jewelry makers who sell their creations for hundreds of dollars. Why pay so expensive, when you can make with your own hands not less refined and luxury products?

This paper presents a technique skeleting the example of Physalis.
In a small saucepan is necessary to pour water (0.5 L), put physalis (average 6-8 pieces) and add 150 g of sodium hydroxide. Boil over medium heat about half an hour. Then drained, rinsed physalis water and boil for another 30 minutes in pure water, without soda. When the soft tissue Physalis will be separated from the skeleton, it is possible to pull out the contents of the saucepan. This can be done with the help of tweezers. If soft shell tight to the veins should be given more time cooks.

Now you will need a toothbrush and desirable piece of paper or cloth, on which it will be convenient to purify the skin. Physalis can try to clean the whole or neatly divide it into leaves with scissors (partially or completely). If you do it hands ugly veins can break.
Then gently begin to conduct toothbrush on the surface of each leaf. At this time, the paper will begin to appear original picture (note for those who love unusual designs and patterns).

Also, the brush as a tool for cleaning sheets can also use a conventional paper towel. As a result, you need to completely get rid of the soft tissue to the skeleton was left alone. The more accurate will remove the peel, the more beautiful will look like the future of the product. Now it is necessary to dry skeletonized physalis. To do this you need to put each leaf separately or the whole skin of the streaks on the paper. Top cover with a napkin and iron hot iron several times. Leaves can be colored using gouache or colored varnishes. If you just paint the leaves, it is then necessary for the strength to put more regular nail polish (colorless or with sparkles). Decomposed leaves on paper or a napkin, allow time to dry thoroughly. You can then trim the irregularities with scissors and use blanks for new and interesting ideas.

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DIY Colorful Skeleton Leaves Step By Step

Colorful Skeleton Leaves Step By Step

Types of work:   Do It Yourself / DIY
Decorating> Decorating
Difficulty:   above average
Hours:   1 day
Skeletalized leaves are widely used in scrapbooking and kardmeykinge, decorating gifts and bouquets …

A separate (large) Skeletalized instances and does flaunt framed, highlighting the beauty and elegance of the interior.

How to create a miracle with their own hands?

It’s very simple
Required Material:

  • Soda (the one used for washing)
  • Water
  • Toothbrush
  • Saucepan

– And leaves themselves (Try to choose Kripen’ka rovnenkie and, if you are building them in the summer and autumn. A spring collect whole leaves, it does not matter that ugly. Nature helped us a bit, and such leaves will be easier to handle).

The procedure is as follows:

  • Prepare a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate.
  • Then immerse our leaves into the prepared solution and boil 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. To accelerate this operation, I use a pressure cooker (cooking time is reduced to 20-40 minutes).
  • Wash the leaves, fill with plain water and cook for another 20-30 minutes in a pressure cooker or 40-60 minutes in a conventional pan (I want to note that cooking time may vary. It depends on the hardness of leaves. After cooking you should turn brownish-black leaves).

Obtain from one leaf saucepan and gently scraping the flesh toothbrush. If the flesh can not be, this leaf boil for some time, and until it is cooked, get another leaf

If, during operation, you tore a little leaf, do not throw it, finish cleaning until the end, rinse and lay on the table so that the gap was not visible. After drying, you will not see a flaw.

So, well washed leaf and get here such skeletons. It can be ironed or put in the book.

So act and followed by leaves.

When they are dry, they can be dyed. (I use spray paint)

Leaves can whiten with chlorinated funds.  Be very careful!

By the way, do not pour the liquid remaining on the leaves (the one in which the cooked leaves  without  soda) If you do it a little bit evaporate receive excellent ink – Sepia. I do not know how much they are persistent and will be suitable for calligraphy, but for aging paper ideal

Thus, the leaves dry. Getting painting.

I use spray paint with chrome effect. In my arsenal gold, silver and holographic.

With silver and gold colors After drying, I got here such leaves
Silver Gold Part I painted the leaves in two colors (medium leaf)

And one more piece to paint over fragmentary.

In works such leaves look very interesting

DIY: Lanterns with autumn leaves create

Lanterns with autumn leaves create a magic atmosphere not only in the evening. Call your children or grandchildren to get along with them made you. Made lanterns with your own hands you will later recall the time spent together whenever light a candle.

To work you will need:

– Color paper
– Green cardboard
– Transparent yellow paper
– pencil
– scissors
– glue
– Jars
– Leaves of different trees, which will meet for a walk

1. For the manufacture of simple ordinary flashlights need glass jars of different shapes and sizes, which should be well washed and dried. On coloured paper pattern or with the help of this tree leaf draw sheet form in two sizes.

Cut out them. Cut the leaves pasted on the bank. Another flashlight is made from a sheet of solid cardboard the size of 12h41 cm. Pencil-lane divided into four rectangles the size of 12×10 cm, one will see at the end of a seam for bonding the candlestick. On one rectangle draw sheet (sheet a pattern of living). We cut it so as you can see in the photo – a sheet skeleton consisting of veins. When the sheet is cut, smear “skeleton” of glue … and seal the entire rectangle yellow transparent paper on the inside. On the sheet of paper, draw coloured transparent outlines various contact collected leaves and draw them gold or silver paint. On the upper and lower edge of the solid stick the strips of coloured cardboard. When the paint is dry, glue the sheet into a cylinder. It will turn the flashlight, which can be inserted with a candle jar. Very nice these lanterns look at the window from the street, set between the panes.Source

How to decorate skeletonized leaves

skeletonized leaves 1

Our readers already know how skeletonized leaves and I hope many of them used in his work. Today, I suggest you learn to do a separate decoration of skeletonized leaves.

To work needed:

  • brushes;
  • paints ;
  • acrylic lacquer;
  • wire or thin stick such as wooden skewers;
  • rhinestones,  beads, bulёnka, foil, it is possible even colored sand
  •  tape.

To paint a skeletonized leaf, it should be dipped in watercolor, in which the pre-stir paint. The sheet will not be the same color as the water, it will be much lighter, so consider this fact. You can paint and a brush, but then, most likely, will not uniformly.

Once the leaves dry out (not less than 12 hours) to the central vein can be glued wire or stick, if you need a long leg. If you are using wire, it’s good to use just the right color, it will save time for painting.+

When everything is ready to proceed to the decoration, this is useful to you all your imagination, glue and other small items for decoration.

When ready to inlay and glue has dried, can be covered with lacquer, in order to fix the result and give extra shine.Here and ready decoration. By the way, it can be used not only for further decoration objects, and as a separate element of the decor.