Monday, November 24, 2014

Altering Fall Leaves

I was working on my art journal today and thought of something fun to put in it.
I was planning on adding some paper die cut leaves that I was going to use some alcohol ink on.
But then I thought…why not use real leaves :)
Funny thing was, all the leaves were covered in ice and snow.
We had freezing rain last night and well..they were frozen to the ground, lol.

So after I pulled them from the ground, and thawed them out under warm water.
I patted them dry and covered them with matt Mod Podge, as I know that Mod Podge will keep them pliable.
When the Mod Podge dried I ran the leaves through my cuttle bug with a few different leaf dies.
I was pretty excited with the results.

When I told Kristy what I was doing, she responded with "You are making leaves out of leaves?"
I had a chuckle over her logic ;)
Look I made a video as well :)
If you would rather watch my video on my YouTube channel just click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"

I still have a long way to go with my art journal page.

I hope you all had a very Creative Monday :)

Tracy :)


  1. What a great idea!!! Lucy you found some in good shape still :)

  2. I love your leaves out of leaves! Such a clever idea.

  3. oh tracy, was für eine coole idee....ziehe dich schön warm an, wenn du die nächsten blätter vom eis befreist;-)
    liebe grüsse aus dem milden berlin...

    1. tracy oh , what a cool idea .... pull you in nice and warm when you free the next leaves the ice ;- )
      love greetings from the mild berlin ...
      ruth..chen ;-))

  4. Love how they turned out. Johanne Lacombe

  5. Great idea!! You are so creative

  6. Wow they are great, great instructions for making them. Looking forward to seeing your finished journal pages.

  7. Oh my gosh, how cool!! Love this!!

  8. Fab idea, Tracy! I've saved a couple of leaves to possibly stick in my November PL pages. :)

  9. Now that is brilliant! I would never have thought you could run them through a Cuttlebug! Fabulous.

  10. Oh my gosh, so creative!! Leaves out of leaves!! I love it!! They look amazing!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Oh my goodness! I would never have thought of this!


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