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

Olive Cotton (1911-2003) : [Leaf Skeleton] c1964  http://www.google.com.sg/search?hl=en-GB_esc==ms-android-samsung=android-browser-type=133247963=1357529854664=devloc=olive+cotton=133247963  #photography #nature

Olive Cotton (1911-2003) : [Leaf Skeleton] c1964 http://www.google.com.sg/search?hl=en-GB_esc==ms-android-samsung=android-browser-type=133247963=1357529854664=devloc=olive+cotton=133247963 #photography #nature

The best tutorial on how to make Leaf Skeletons! Use Washing Soda!!! Not Baking Soda!!

The best tutorial on how to make Leaf Skeletons! Use Washing Soda!!! Not Baking Soda!!

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