How to make leaves skeleton.
What is leaves skeleton?
The leaves skeleton is made up of true leaves. The leaves skeleton is made by removing the tissue of the leaves and the remaining veins are called leaves skeleton. These leaves skeleton are super easy to make, you can easily them at your home. These leaves skeleton can be made by many varieties of leaves, you can use any leaves for making this leaves skeleton, leaves skeleton looks very beautiful and can be used in so many crafts.
So in this tutorial, we will learn how to make leaves skeleton. Before starting the tutorial gather the following thing given below
Gather the following things for making leaves skeleton :
- Some leaves ( any, which you want)
- Any container or bowl ( to soak leaves)
TIP: ALWAYS TAKE MATURED LEAVES
STEP 1- TAKE SOME MATURED LEAVES
The first step is to collect some MATURED leaves from your garden, remember always to take mature leaves do not take young leaves as your veins are immature and will easily get damaged in this process of how to make leaves skeleton. Here I have used leaves of the Sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa). The tree is known as Sacred Fig( people tree) in India as it is worshiped and grown in Hindu temples.
STEP 2- PUT THEM IN WATER.
Now take a bowl, take Some leaves which you want to make the skeleton of leaves, soak them in water for 15 days
STEP 3- SEE THE TISSUES/PUPL FALLS OUT OF THE LEAF
After 5 or 10 days check the leaves, some of the tissues of the leaves start falling out. Put them back in the water and wait until all their tissue falls out.
TIP- Change the water after 2 to 3 days as it will become rancid quickly, so be sure to replace it with fresh water on a regular basis.
STEP 4- CHECK THE RESULT AFTER 15 DAYS.
After 10 days most of the pulp of leaves started falling down, but there are some issues that are still sticking to the leaf, so wait for more 5 days. After 15 days almost all tissues of leaves fall out. Now softly clean the leaves with water to remove the remaining tissues.
STEP 5- YOUR LEAVES SKELETON IS READY.
Here your leaves skeleton is ready, now try it out with some other leave. You can take any leaf you want no matter what its size or color is.
TIP 3- if you want to to make colorful leaves skeleton dye the leaves with some food color and allow it to dry completely. You can dye the leaves in various colors which you want
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial of HOW TO MAKE LEAVES SKELETON.
Some questions :
Question 1: which leaf is better for making leaves skeleton?
Answer: you can take any leaves which you want, but always remember to take matured leaves
Question 2: can you suggest, which leaves are better for beginners?
Answer: simply take any matured thin leaf as it Better specimens for the manufacture of skeletal leaves. If you are a beginner simply take some leaves of the Sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa) as its tissues easily fall down.
QUESTION3: What is the importance of leaves skeleton?
ANSWER: Leaves skeletons are usually made to decorate your scrapbook, cards and you will do many crafts by using this. leaves skeleton are very expensive but also it is very easy to make. so if you are interested in it read the above blog on how to make leaves skeleton. You can also check it out with another website.