leaf carvings

Tutorial for making leaf carvings

Tutorial for making leaf carvings.

  1. Collection and rough selection: collect leaves with petioles, collect leaves of various shapes and colours. More leaves of each type should be collected and more of the same type should be collected. Do not collect large leaves (they show too many roots and are difficult to cut when used) or rotten, torn or eggs. Some mothers only collect leaves from large trees. In fact many grass leaves are also beautiful.

  2. Finishing and flattening: Place the collected leaves in a book and flatten them with the book. The purpose of pressing is to make the blade dry and smooth, that is, to shape the blade, but overnight, not too dry, otherwise it will be difficult to cut and will break easily. Also, put as many leaves in the book as possible and spare them.

  3. Composition and naming: Composition is a key step in making a leaf painting. There is a wide range of leaf paintings, but it is important that the composition is sensible, clever and original. Each leaf can be placed upright, upside down, at an angle or hidden from each other, all of which should be considered well in advance. "Cutting leaves is not like drawing with a 'brush'. You can't cut them at will, but you can't shape them!

  4. Fixing: fixing means sticking the nicely shaped leaves to the paper you want to make the picture on, using latex instead of glue and paste, because latex dries quickly, sticks firmly and keeps the leaves clean. (I use double-sided tape and the top layer is tied firmly with transparent tape paper.) .

  With preservation methods: If you want to keep the leaf painting for a long time, you can add a layer of cellophane or use plastic film (but the transparency is not ideal). Follow my method and tie it firmly with transparent tape paper, the transparency is not bad and you don't need to shape it. We can also put the leaf painting in a frame and hang it on the wall. A beautiful leaf painting made!

  What tools are used to carve leaves.

  The cells are first removed with an etching agent, leaving the fibres, and then the carving knife is taken to carve

  Corrosive.

  A corrosive is a chemical that has a corrosive effect. It is an indispensable process in the manufacture of stainless steel. It is well known that chemical etchants are commonly used for ferric chloride, peroxynic acid, copper chloride, chromic acid, sulphuric acid and sodium chlorate. However, these etchants are strong acids, strong bases, strong oxidants and other strong corrosives, difficult to operate and use, limiting the substrate material and corrosion protection agent materials.

  There are many different microstructures of stainless steel. In addition to the different matrix organisations, ferrite, a small amount of carbide and intermetallic compounds are often present, which have an important influence on the properties of the steel. As the morphology of the phases is not clearly characterised, it is difficult to identify them from the commonly used corrosives.

  Carving knives.

  A carving knife is a prop used for carving. There are different categories of carving knives.

  There are four main materials.

  N:Domestic carbide (tungsten steel)

  a: imported from Taiwan (tungsten steel) a: carbide

  aa : Imported superfine particle material from Taiwan tungsten steel

  AAA : Imported ultrafine particle material from Germany tungsten steel

  Flat End Milling Cutter: Mainly used for cutting materials.

  Ball end milling cutter: mainly used for surface engraving, relief and plane engraving of the processed material

  Pointed end mill: mainly used for V-shaped engraving of processing materials, generally used for lettering and engraving lines
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