About the same time I made the Copper Book for my daughter, I made a Leaves Book for myself. Having spent the fall pressing leaves I was well supplied. The book was made the same way as the Copper Book: hard covers with accordion spine and individual pages glued in.
|The tassel made from yarn, threads, beads, and a copper tag.|
|The covers were made with a handmade paper with natural bits in it and the back stamped with gingko rubber stamps. The pressed gingko leaf has lost its stem I am afraid.|
|Postage stamps and maple leaves.|
|A piece of handmade paper with a leaf embedded and two skeleton leaves.|
|This page was a clear envelope with the largest leaf inside the envelope. I used clear embossing powder on the leaf and it has cracked a bit with use.|
|This leaf was embossed with a very granular rusty powder.|
|The other two Canadian postage stamps, joss paper, plastic leaves and rubber stamped leaves.|
There are so many lovely quotations about leaves I was hard put to choose.