Friday, 18 November 2011

Wishing You Well, Alan, Thank You.

As you know,  Alan is having an implant today and yesterday his laminator smoked in its demise as it attempted to take the rustle out of  Autumn Leaves.

I was impressed with his idea (as I find am with many of his creations) of laminating Autumn Leaves to create a modern take on the "Pressing"  And, having a laminator lying about under the Bed doing nowt but getting in the way, decided I would have a bash at making an Autumn Leaf Creation.

Once I'd found a plastic wallet and worked out how to operated the machine, I had the problem laying out the leaves and getting them to stay put.  As can be seen, they didn't, an not only that the plastic decided it would crease and wrinkle.  In fact it probably looks better for being scanned and pasted into this post.

The idea is, I think, sound, and with a bit more care is capable of producing something rather striking.


  1. These are beautiful leaves. I especially like the ones at the bottom, both the colors and shapes. My mom used to press autumn leaves between two layers of wax paper. The concept is similar but yours are much clearer than those pressed in wax paper. Still, when hung in front of a window, both look beautiful.

  2. Greetings From Southern California

    The arrangement of the leaves is appealing to the eye :-)

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    God bless and have a Great Week! :-)

  3. Thanks for the good wishes Mike. I am still getting used to things but so far so good. As for the scanned leaves : it's the stalks that cause the problem - they are so thick they cause havoc with the laminator. But you are right, leaves do scan very well indeed.