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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Glycerin Fall Leaves

Just a quick post about preserving Autumn Leaves!  After searching Pinterest I came up with the formula of 1 part glycerin and 2 parts water.  I used hot water and stirred it well.  I had planned to "paint" the leaves with the solution but I soon realized that it would be way easier to dip them in it.

I took the dipped leaves and put them on an aluminum cookie sheet. Once I was done I sandwiched them with a second cookie sheep and topped that with a heavy stack of dishes. 

In all fairness I will mention that the pin said I should pour the solution into the cookie sheet, but I didn't want a mess squeezing out!!  I only hope that I got enough on them to do the job! No mention of not using aluminum so I'm hoping there is no ugly discoloration caused by it! 






Now pinterest informs me I need to wait for 4 to 6 days . . . . . .


Well this is taking forever!!

3 comments:

  1. You make me giggle and I so love to giggle! Your fall leaves are amazing! I am afraid they are just going from green to brown where I love. :( Your leaves are stunning. Can't wait to see what you do with them! I left you a comment back on my blog about the plane card. It's on a separate layer. :) Hugs and have a great day!

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  2. You will have to show us the results! They look beautiful, we dont have much fall colored leaves here in the southwest.

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  3. Can't wait to see the results!

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