Inspirational product design eMagazine
Leaf carving art is one of the newest art forms in recent years. It’s inspiration comes from the beauty of nature.
Creating leaf art is a long and complex process. Leaves are put through a 60 step process such as, manually cutting and removing the outer surface of the leaf while leaving the leafs veins intact which add detail into the subject matter of the carving. Pressing, curing and dying are also just a few of the steps needed to prepare the leaf.
Using the leaf as a canvas, skilled artist take full advantage of the leafs form and structure to create an artistic carving.
After special processing, the leaf blade forms a natural permanent pigment, so the color is stable, and corrosion resistance.
An anti-aging treatment helps the leaves exceed the durability of thick paper. The size of these leaves vary since no two leaves are exactly the same.
Each leaf is approximately 8 to 10 inches in size. The finish product is strong, durable, natural and beautiful. Leaf art makes an excellent gift or collection.