Skeleton Leaf Ornaments

Skeleton Leaf Ornaments2017-12-27T11:25:28+00:00

Project Description

Arnold Grummer's LogoI am still in full-blown Christmas mode—making cards and decorations. Still need to start the baking!! I love the ethereal look of Arnold Grummer’s skeleton leaves, and wanted to use them in some way as a Christmas decoration.

Some of the leaves I left natural. Some I painted with USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Acrylic paints. I worked on a craft mat to paint the leaves. I used a fairly wet brush, and this thinned the paint just enough for good coverage without clogging the delicate structures of the leaves. I only used two drops of paint for five leaves!!

Painted leaves drying on my work table

Painted leaves drying on my work table

To form the flower I exposed one side of a Zots Singles 3-D glue dot and arranged the leaves as petals on top and pressed them firmly into the glue dot. Next, I turned the flower over and exposed the second side of the glue dot. Working in a tidy tray, I liberally covered the glue dot with prills from USArtQuest, and pressed them firmly into the glue dot. Any prills that didn’t adhere to the glue dot were returned to the jar to be used another day. (Prills are a natural, small, round, pearl-like accent.)

Prills ready to be pressed into the glue dot

Prills ready to be pressed into the glue dot

Easy, peasy!! And a beautiful, handmade decoration. I’m thinking these would make outstanding package toppers or a card embellishment.

Natural skeleton leaves with Heart of Gold prills

Natural skeleton leaves with Heart of Gold prills

Skeleton leaves painted with Tomato Pearl Perfect Pigment and Heart of Gold prills

Skeleton leaves painted with Tomato Pearl Perfect Pigment and Heart of Gold prills

Skeleton leaves painted with Metallic Silver Perfect Pigment and Midnight at the Oasis prills

Skeleton leaves painted with Metallic Silver Perfect Pigment and Midnight at the Oasis prills

I have my favorite. Which one is yours? See more projects using Arnold Grummer’s supplies and papermaking kits on the Arnold Grummer’s blog.

One Comment

  1. Joe Morgan December 22, 2012 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Vey nice project Carole. I really like those leaves and the red is my favorite! Perfect for Christmas.

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