For maximum impact, create multiple hangings and group them together. Image by: Donna Griffith
Borrow a few leaves from your favourite houseplants for this craft. Look for flat, thin varieties with low moisture content. Select leaves that are clean, dry and free of blemishes.
• Leaf cuttings
• Parchment paper
• Hardcover book
• Heavy object
• Double-glass floating frame
• Double-sided tape
Think of this delicate verdant artwork as a collaboration with Mother Nature.
1. Sandwich a few leaf cuttings between a folded sheet of parchment paper. Repeat as required until all cuttings are used.
2. Insert the folded papers inside the book. Ensure that there's at least 1/4 inch of pages between pressings. Place the heavy object on top of the book; set aside. Check on the pressings after seven to 10 days; if they're not fully dry, leave them for an additional week or two.
3. Arrange the pressings inside the frame. Secure each pressing with tape.