Something to try...  Simmer thick leaves in a baking soda mixture.  It should leave behind the skeleton of the leaf which you can then lightly paint or dye.

Simmer thick leaves in a baking soda mixture. It should leave behind the skeleton of the leaf which you can then lightly paint or dye. Or you could always just buy some skeleton leaves in craft shop;

Collage technique: use transparent tape to pick up words or patterns from book pages, magazines, napkins

DIY WASHI TAPE Collage technique: use transparent tape to pick up words or patterns from book pages, magazines, napkins

How to make Skeleton Leaves with Washing Soda. Washing Soda is made by baking regular Baking Soda in a 200'C oven for 30 minutes - Detailed Tutorial

How to make Skeleton Leaves with Washing Soda. Washing Soda is made by baking regular Baking Soda in a oven for 30 minutes -- (Who knew?) - Don't care so much about the leaves, but pinning for the washing soda tip!

soda can pop tabs

DIY Lamp Shade Made From Soda Top Tabs.a well recycle way of using the soda top tabs to create a new things.

Embroidery sketching.

Embroidery - Thread sketches by Andrea Farina. Ideas for sewing figures on sewing machine

Watercolor sketch. Somewhere in Europe.

A watercolour perspective painting in Europe by Tony Belobrajdic, the transparency and layering allow the building and place to become delicate.

Make your own skeleton leaves with this needle lace technique - all it takes is some embroidery floss, sewing thread, and a paper template!

needle lace technique - embroidery floss, sewing thread, and a paper template

Artist Linda Plaisted http://lindaplaisted.com Encaustic Mixed Media- each 10 x 10", oil pigment, walnut ink, twine, beeswax on cradled birch panel.

Artist Linda Plaisted, Encaustic Mixed Media- each 10 x oil pigment, walnut ink, twine, beeswax on cradled birch panel. I love mixed media artwork.

Stefan Sagmeister. I way the artist has brought together man and nature through fragments is amazing. I particularly like the themes behind this piece and the way he has brought together these to.

I like how the artists has brought together man and nature through fragments. I particularly like the themes behind this piece and the way he has brought together the realistic portraiture of the man with a whimsical pattern.


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