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Preserve bits of nature in whimsical leaf shapes...

The tutorial will take you step by step through basic wire shaping, hammering, soldering, cleaning, antiquing and finishing your metal leaf shapes. You then move on to fill your forged leaves with art and text papers, pressed flowers and leaves and finally resin. You will learn how to sand the edges of your leaf for a professional finish and seal the back so the leaf is completely enclosed.
*Since this tutorial was first published in 2009, a few different resins have become available which are discussed. I consider this a basic metal work project with a bonus of resin application. You will need a metal bench set up.

Materials needed;
16 gauge brass or copper wire
Flush cutters
Medium jewelers file
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Chasing hammer
Protective eye wear
Baking soda
Butane torch
Soldering block
Paste solder in medium flow
Pickling jar
Quenching jar
Liver of sulphur jar
Copper tongs
Paper towel
Polishing cloth
Steel wool
Text paper (heavy card stock scrapbook paper by 7Gypsies was used for the leaves shown)
Doming resin or 3D Crystal Lacquer (I highly recommend Ice Resin available from iceresin.com)
Pressed leaves, petals, and small flowers
Craft knife
Cutting mat
Emery board or sand paper

I am available for any questions you may have after receiving the tutorial and will continue customer service until you are satisfied with the hammered leaf shapes you are creating.


This is an original body of work that has been copyright protected and cannot be sold, taught or redistributed in any way.

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