How to Make Your Own DIY Leaf Skeleton « The Secret Yumiverse

How to Make Your Own DIY Leaf Skeleton

Ethereal bowls made from the skeletons of maple and other leaves are the latest addition to Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi’s impressive portfolio. While she is most famous for her labor-intensive loom works, Sekimachi creates these sylvan masterpieces by adding Kozo paper, watercolor and Krylon coating to the leaves, giving them solid form.

Ethereal bowls made from the skeletons of maple and other leaves are the latest addition to Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi’s impressive portfolio. While she is most famous for her labor-intensive loom works, Sekimachi creates these sylvan masterpieces by adding Kozo paper, watercolor and Krylon coating to the leaves, giving them solid form.

How to skeletonize leaves ~ Stovetop method using sodium carbonate (washing soda) does take some time, & not suitable for small kids.  Another link including projects for the finished leaves :  http://www.christinedebeer.ca/skeleton-leaves #craft #skeletonize #leaf

How to skeletonize leaves ~ Stovetop method using sodium carbonate (washing soda) does take some time, & not suitable for small kids. Another link including projects for the finished leaves : http://www.christinedebeer.ca/skeleton-leaves #craft #skeletonize #leaf

Color-Tinted Skeleton Leaves- A free step-by-step tutorial, with photos, to make your very own skeleton leaves. http://www.bykoket.com/

Color-Tinted Skeleton Leaves- A free step-by-step tutorial, with photos, to make your very own skeleton leaves. http://www.bykoket.com/

The veins of the leaf are a complex structure which look even more effective when white.

The veins of the leaf are a complex structure which look even more effective when white.

Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself. Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led.    Louis Kahan

Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself. Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led. Louis Kahan

I like how this piece represents growth as well as decay, a bittersweet concept.

I like how this piece represents growth as well as decay, a bittersweet concept.

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