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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 12-01-2015 07:49 AM 1150 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The idea of gluing dried leaves on one of my wooden vases was digging in my mind for years, I even started preserving some leaves 5 years ago. Just few weeks ago I brought that plan forward and turned a 30 cm tall vase out of pine pallet, because I wasn’t sure of the result. So you can call it an experience project. I learned something to enable me to make the next one even better. The first 3 photos show you many sides of the vase. The fourth photo show you the way I preserved the leaves by using telephone directory which was of the year 2010.
Hope you like the idea. Enjoy.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 07:55 AM

Very nice sir. It looks a little like a “herbarium”.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 08:07 AM


A VERY COOL Vase & glued leaves!

What kind of glue did you use?

Trying how you glued them… Used a sponge a little? Padding them down, etc.

How DID you glue them down and keep them so nice & flat without breaking up?

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 08:25 AM

Joe, while each leave was on the table, I picked it up by a piece of clear sticky tape bigger than the leave itself and brushed the other side with PVA and pressed it on the vase and took any air bubble by wiped it in on direction. After they got dried, I carefully pealed the sticky tape. That was my own way. Do you have a better idea?

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 09:43 AM

Cool idea.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 09:49 AM

Sam, that is an experiment that went real well. A great idea and look forward to seeing the next one which will no doubt be better. Keep on creating and thanks for sharing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 10:04 AM

That is awesome, Love the idea.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-01-2015 12:44 PM

Nice step out of the box Sam ! Of course your “box” is a lot larger than most of ours !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#8 posted 12-01-2015 12:58 PM

Sam, looks a little like Decoupage. Great result I must say. Did you cover the outside of the leaves and stems with more PVA so that the surface was smoother, or are they just glued on?????


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 12-01-2015 01:52 PM

Another idea to file away in my head, With all the great ideas I learn from this site, if I get much more I think my head may split. Enjoying the questions and answers. I wonder how an epoxy finish would work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 12-01-2015 03:27 PM

Nice work Sam. Just another technique I will have to try out with my sculptures.
Reminds me of leaf fossils.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#11 posted 12-01-2015 09:46 PM

Sam, That is a GREAT Idea of gluing the leaves!

I pictured me, ALL THUMBS going out-of-my-gourd, trying to glue those leaves onto a curved surface!

You came up with a fantastic idea on doing it… SIMPLE!

Thank you very much!

I guess we can start saying… Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#12 posted 12-01-2015 10:14 PM

That is some nice work!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#13 posted 12-02-2015 01:32 AM

Very unique idea, well done.

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 12-02-2015 02:36 AM

Neat idea, Sam and very nice outcome!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

#15 posted 12-02-2015 04:33 AM

Very interesting design.


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