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Re: [BKARTS] Leaf Recipe



Thanks for your prompt and helpful reply!

Ginnie


> Try soaking them in rain water, which can be more or less acidic. It is
> one of the ways that the leaves would be skeletalized out in the woods
> in the litter. In her book entitiled "The Book of Pressed Flowers",
> Penny Black makes this suggestion (p.103) and goes on to suggest that
> once softened in rainwater for about a month, the leaves should be
> rinsed in running water, then brushed gently to remove the tissue in
> between the veins. Her next step is to dry them, and press with an iron
> as well. Wonderful book. Great author. Published by Simon and Schuster,
> 1988
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yourfirstname Yourlastname [mailto:ginmick@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:54 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Leaf Recipe
>
>
> Hello,
>
> I have an idea for a book that involves using leaves that have been
> reduced to their veiny, skeletal selves. Since finding them in the wild
> at all, or in their entirety is rather iffy, I need a method for
> reducing them to their minimal state.
>
> So far, I have found one recipe using caustic soda (aka sodium
> hydroxide, aka lye) and bleach. Both of these are hazardous substances,
> and include boiling the leaves in a lye solution.
>
> Does anyone have a recipe for these leaves?
>
> Ginnie
>
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