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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.

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DIY Embroidered Gold Leaf. Tutorial from The idea Room to make “leaf skeletons”, or you can buy them at your crafts store. Photo found at Susan Elliott’s Plays with Needles.

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Color-Tinted Skeleton Leaves- A free step-by-step tutorial, with photos, to make your very own skeleton leaves. http://www.bykoket.com/

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Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself. Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led. Louis Kahan

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

How to make leaf skeletons

Leaf skeletons are elegant and intricate designs created by distilling a leaf down to its very essence.

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DIY: Add leaves to baking soda and water, boil, and then use the skeleton for your crafting needs!
from The Idea Room

How to Make Leaf Skeletons

DIY: Add leaves to baking soda and water, boil, and then use the skeleton for your crafting needs!

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