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Topic: Fall-themed place holders: laminating autumn leaves! (big photos)  (Read 9526 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2010 01:53:50 PM »

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.

Here I am with an update! After a little more than a month and a half, the only leaves that still have some color left are the red ones. I wonder why....the other ones started turning brown after 10 days or so, and they became pretty ugly! The red leaves are turning a little brown too.

So I guess the best use for the laminated leaves is as decoration for a dinner table, as long as they are made not too long before  Smiley They do look so beautiful when they are "freshly" laminated, and I'd say they hold well for minimum a week.
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2011 03:41:24 PM »

Years ago I managed to keep a leaf that one of the children picked, supple and coloured by leaving it in glycerine for about two weeks...it lasted for years ! could be worth a try for this project. All you would need is a small jar or vase and a little bit of stem for the leaf to soak up the glycerine.
I'm going to give it a try.

Wendy
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vixen72
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2011 08:38:10 PM »

Really pretty and creative...I am also curious if the color will stay for a bit..
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2011 09:20:08 PM »

I thought this was a great idea
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2011 12:41:06 AM »

Love the idea, maybe i will do it to decorate a window

it is a pity that they do not last longer
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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2011 07:19:08 AM »

CLEVER!! I just bought a laminator.
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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2013 05:42:49 PM »

I know that post is old, but I just thought of the laminated leaves while playing with my pressed ones.

Leaves keep their vibrant colours pretty well when dried between book pages So maybe it would work to laminate already dried leaves?
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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2013 06:21:21 PM »

I must do this!  They're awesome!
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