Autumn is coming to a close in New England. Last week I gathered as many leaves that I could find.
The were still on the tree, so fresh. I imagine that their little veins were still open and ready to drink up the glycerin and water bath that I was going to put them into.
I tried to collect at least 3 different sizes of the same leaf. I did this so when I print with them, I will have repetition and variety.
I left the leaves in the 2 parts water and 1 part glycerin bath for 4 to 7 days.
Then I stacked them in between the pages of an old phone book. Hopefully the phone book will absorb the excess glycerin.
I have been wondering where I could get leaves, ferns or grasses during the winter months.
- One place would be a greenhouse
- Maybe the produce section of the grocery store
- How about a florist
- Or flower mart
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