AUTUMN HOBBY - SKELETING LEAVES. Skeletonization of leaves - the process simple, but requires patience and accuracy. All you need is: leaves (better to collect the autumn, then they are more dense), baking soda and food coloring.
Bake the Baking Soda in an oven at 200'C for 30 minutes. This turns the Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) into Washing Soda (sodium carbonate) Make sure you are extra careful when using Washing Soda. It has a pH of 11 so wear protective gloves and glasses to avoid skin or eye irritation.
I was searching for images of leaf skeletons for my next tattoo, and ran across this! Now this is going to be my next project to try! I've always been fascinated by Leaf Skeletons and get so excited when I find one. Now I can make my own!!