Embossed Silver Leaf Jar

We made embossed leaf jars at our craft group this week. If you want to have a go…

Collect some leaves – choose the ones with the thickest veins, as they will make a clearer emboss. Most of ours were cut from the bushes rather than found on the ground, as it’s better if they aren’t too dry and cracked.

Use PVA or equivalent to glue them onto thick card (about 1 to 1.5mm thickness seems to work well – you could glue two layers of cereal packet together to get this if you don’t have any to hand).

Once dry (they don’t take long suprisingly), cut them out,

and stick onto the jar. If you have a round jar you made need to bend them slightly before sticking on to get them to follow the curve of the jar. Cover the whole sides of the jar with glue,

and wrap in kitchen foil.

Now run the kitchen foil all over with an old toothbrush (you can see the marks), and the outline of the leaves and the veins should start to show up…

…and there you have it. I think this method would make great embossed pictures too, watch this space 😉


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