We decorate the interior with beautiful autumn leaves.
We decorate the interior with the help of a simple technique of leaf preservation.
Lampshade with a branch
You will need:• wooden bottle from a wine bottle • electrical fittings • lampshade • acrylic paint • dried flowers • willow leaves after preservation with glycerin • glue gun
1. We paint the wine box with dark acrylic paint in several layers, let it dry. 2. We drill a hole in the upper part of the box for attaching the cartridge. We insert the wire and with the help of a thermal gun we glue the base to the upper end of the box. Output the wire. 3. We prepare willow twigs using the glycerin preservation method. We glue them with a gun to the base of the lamp, and decorate the lampshade with dried flowers.
You will need:• 2 sheets of plywood (35x45 cm) 15–20 mm thick • drill • 4 anchor bolts with a diameter of about 12 mm with nuts • white acrylic paint • acrylic varnish • floral glue
1. We cut the plywood so that we get 2 identical in size planks. In the corners of each of them, drill holes for anchor bolts. We cover plywood with acrylic paint in one layer. Let it dry. 2. We use an iron to dry the autumn leaves, flowers, and herbs selected for the composition. On a plywood sheet, we create a decorative pattern of dry plants and glue them with floral glue. Cover on top with several layers of varnish. 3. We assemble a herbar press, passing bolts between two planks and securing them. Subsequently, in order to dry the herbarium, put several layers of newspaper, paper, cardboard or napkins between the sheets of plywood, and place the plants selected for drying between them. Pull the press firmly, tightening all the bolts.
Skeletonized leaves• In a bowl of water, dilute the bleach (for example, “White”) and soak the sheet in it until it turns white. • Then rinse the sheet and gently remove the flesh with a brush or scrape the back of the knife until there are only streaks. • Rinse the sheet and blot with a napkin. Leave to dry. For skeletonization, choose large, healthy leaves. The leaves of oak, laurel, maple, ivy, poplar, magnolia are suitable.
Gold plated dishes
You will need:• transparent glass dishes or plates • skeletonized leaves • white and gold acrylic paints in a balloon • glue for glass, porcelain, ceramics
1. We cover the balloon leaves with white and gold paint. Glue them to the back of the plate / dish, for example, only white leaves on one plate, only gold-plated leaves on the other. 2. Put a small layer of glue on the back of the plate and burn it in the oven, following the instructions on the tube with glue. If you are going to use plates only for decorative purposes, then you can not burn them. 3. We paint the back side of the plate with spray paint. We painted a plate with white leaves with gold paint, and a dish with golden leaves - white.
Glycerol preservation• Dilute glycerin with boiling water at the rate of 1: 2. • Place the prepared plants in a solution and place in a cool dark place for 1-2 weeks • Take out the leaves and lay them on a paper towel to dry, and then hang them to dry completely. • The leaves will remain elastic and they will hold tightly to the branch, which will allow them to be shaped and glued to uneven surfaces. In this way, even thick branches can be preserved, preserving the berries as well.