Cynthia H Smith
Cynthia H Smith
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  • Statesville, NC
Asked on Oct 25, 2012

Tell me how to preserve fall leaves.

360 Sod (Donna Dixson)Karen - The Graphics FairyKMS Woodworks

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  • KMS Woodworks
    on Oct 25, 2012

    a basic flower press works well...acid free rag paper on either side with corrugated cardboard. instead of a press a good stack of books ...the rag paper will absorb minor bits of moisture and "cushion" some of the more delicate aspects. This is how we prepared herbarium specimens when I was working on my masters in botany classes

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy
    on Oct 25, 2012

    I've heard that Glycerin works well for preserving leaves, although I haven't tried it myself. I think you can buy it at Drug Stores.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Oct 26, 2012

    Press between two pieces of wax paper with an iron set on low. Used to do it that way for science projects as a kid

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