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Project by Ellen posted 11-20-2016 12:03 AM 819 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the smaller leaves i have made. This is approximately 10” wide and 20” tall. I always mount my leaves on a wood frame with a black velvet style paper that really shows off the leaf, making it the hero. The leave is held onto the frame with the copper wire and a small screw to the back of the leaf.

As usual, I started working on it with an angle grinder and completed it with files, sanding and an oil and poly mixture that wipes on. I also airbrush on a tone on the tips and end of the leaf.

This is sanded to 2,000 grit and polished out with wax. The wood is yellowheart.

-- Ellen -- http://www.goodadvertising.com/worksofheart/index.html





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#1 posted 11-20-2016 12:38 AM

WOW, that is beautiful!

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 01:24 AM

Ellen,

Another beautiful leaf sculpture! Is this one for the Memphis Child Advocacy Center auction, too?

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 02:11 AM

This was a commission from a client.

-- Ellen -- http://www.goodadvertising.com/worksofheart/index.html

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 11:27 AM

This is amazing. What a great talent you have!

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#5 posted 11-20-2016 01:24 PM

Fantastic piece. Well done

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#6 posted 11-20-2016 02:02 PM

Ellen, this is a very nice piece and is quite an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 11-20-2016 06:49 PM

Beautiful sculpture. What size copper wire do you use? Do you apply a finish to the wire or do you let it develop its own patina?

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#8 posted 11-20-2016 11:03 PM

Out of breath beautiful.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 11-21-2016 08:55 PM

Very nice.

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#10 posted 11-23-2016 05:18 PM

Beautiful !! Your craft looks very calming.
thanks for sharing-

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#11 posted 11-30-2016 03:14 PM

Wow Ellen! Very beautiful

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