Leaves!

by brae  

I'm still making more autumn leaves, but I've started to finish them up as I go along.

As you can see, I've been making all sorts of colors, some deep in hue and some faded.  I absolutely love the way they turned out!

I used a ball stylus to create veins in the leaves.  The stylus not only curled them but it made the top side shiny.

It also left raised veins on the backs.

The only thing that gives them away up close is the large stem.  I could cut each one down and color it darker, but really?  I have to draw the line of sanity somewhere.  I'm already adding veins to each one individually.

Besides, they are very convincing when viewed as a group.  :D

11 comments

Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
These look way awesome. And unless you point it out, you can't tell that the stem is too big. Love it. Now you need tiny black trash bags to clean up and some of those pumpkin ones. Ha!
10/20/11 @ 19:47
Comment from: Norma [Visitor]
They are truly awesome, and a credit to your patience.
10/20/11 @ 21:43
Comment from: susi [Visitor]
Si son convincentes, son absolutamente convincentes. No esperamos menos de algo hecho por ti. felicidades Susi
10/20/11 @ 23:11
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
The leaves do look really realistic and I love the colours. Did you use a punch to cut them out? I've looked around for a suitable size punch for a garden I was doing and can't find anything O~0
10/21/11 @ 01:37
Comment from: My Wee Life [Visitor]
Absolutely stunning - they look so life like:)
10/21/11 @ 03:51
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
They look great! Giving them some shape did the trick...and the variety of colors is very realistic. It looks like my back yard right now.
10/21/11 @ 05:20
Comment from: Mad for Mod [Visitor]
They look real. Your detail is amazing!
10/21/11 @ 07:13
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :D Yes, these were made with a Fiskars punch. See this previous post for details: http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/mossy-steps
10/21/11 @ 07:29
Comment from: Maria- [Visitor]
They are amazing. I love them they look so real. Hugs Maria
10/21/11 @ 08:55
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]
I love them. They look exactly the same as the ones I should have cleared from my garden today!
10/21/11 @ 14:30
Comment from: Audra [Visitor]
I just love these!
10/22/11 @ 04:50


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