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Topic: Fall-themed place holders: laminating autumn leaves! (big photos)  (Read 8032 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010 10:05:21 AM »

This makes me wish I was still working in a school system---I'd be all over that laminating machine right now!
This would make a really cute kids project as well.

I'm interested in seeing if the color stays as well.  I tried putting fall leaves in resin, but that actually speeded up the browning process!
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2010 11:54:53 AM »

very pretty! i hope the colours last a good while!
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010 06:28:24 PM »

Oh so pretty! I miss Autumn leaves the most I think. (Leaves don't change color in Florida.) I'd be curious too how the color holds up.
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2010 05:57:45 AM »

I love this! I have been thinking of preserving some leaves here. I don't have a laminating machine or access to one. I wonder if there are alternatives?
I definitely want to know if the color lasts, because that would be just awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2010 01:48:43 PM »

Gorgeous! Love fall leaves, but the problem is always preserving the colour. I have laminated other organic materials i.e. flower petals and the colours always faded in a matter of days. Wish there was a way to preserve them indefinitely but I have not found it yet  Undecided

I would love to laminate flowers...too bad the color doesn't last. Do you have any photos of the laminated flowers? i thought about laminating lichens, too  Wink
but I will definitely re-post photos of the leaves in a couple of weeks!


And yes, laminators are kind of expensive, but luckily we found ours at the recycling center,yeah! this is actually my first project with it  Smiley   
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2010 02:14:34 PM »

I think they're great! You could stick them to the window or make a little mobile out of them :-)
This is another great idea  Smiley it would be fun to make it using leaves made out of different materials as well, like fabric or paper...
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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2010 03:43:12 PM »

I love this! I have been thinking of preserving some leaves here. I don't have a laminating machine or access to one. I wonder if there are alternatives?

And yes, laminators are kind of expensive, but luckily we found ours at the recycling center,yeah! this is actually my first project with it  Smiley   
Doesn't do you guys any good now but last month I was able to get this thermal laminator on Amazon Gold Box deal for only $17.99! Even the regular price of $33 isn't bad. Just got it the other day (it was backordered because of the Gold Box Deal) so I haven't used it yet but I'm super excited. Just saying though keep an eye out. You might find one cheap somewhere odd like I did.
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2010 05:48:34 PM »

Gorgeous! Love fall leaves, but the problem is always preserving the colour. I have laminated other organic materials i.e. flower petals and the colours always faded in a matter of days. Wish there was a way to preserve them indefinitely but I have not found it yet  Undecided

I would love to laminate flowers...too bad the color doesn't last. Do you have any photos of the laminated flowers? i thought about laminating lichens, too  Wink
but I will definitely re-post photos of the leaves in a couple of weeks!


And yes, laminators are kind of expensive, but luckily we found ours at the recycling center,yeah! this is actually my first project with it  Smiley   
No unfortunately I didn't take pics or keep them as they were part of a larger project and when they turned colour I scrapped those bits n moved on. They were a really lovely salmon coloured rose petal to begin with and ended in being a blah dead brown. Never tried lichens myself but I would like to see them if you chance it.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2010 08:42:22 PM »

Lovely. And if you don't have a laminator I can think of two things. A lot of copy/printing places do laminating, and it can be pretty cheap to just have one page worth's done. Or, how about buying a roll of clear contact paper?
Heck, for small leaves maybe even clear packing tape! Not as nice as the laminated ones probably, but worth a try!
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2010 09:42:32 AM »

So beautiful! It reminds me of collecting leaves as a child and putting them in books to press them. The color never stayed. I am curious to see how long the color stays.
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