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Concrete leaves.....
A step-by-step guide how to make them.
By: Paulien 
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Don't let the mix slide off of the leaf otherwise you don't get a nice and strong edge to the concrete leaf. Leave therefore the edge of the fresh leaf visible. The concrete-layer has to be about two centimetres thick but it depends on the size of the leaf. When the leaf you use has thick veins, apply a thick layer of mix untop of the veins and the connection to the stem. When you use very big Gunnera-leaves the concrete needs to be reinforced with wire-netting in between two layers of mix.
When the leaf is ready, let it dry for about 4 days (depends on the surrounding humidity).
When the leaf is dry, the colour becomes much lighter. Turn it over and peel the leaf off from the concrete.
Paulien van de Burgt - August 2006

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