|Project by Ellen||posted 11-20-2016 12:03 AM||700 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
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.