Leaves were falling, just like embers,
In colors red and gold, they set us on fire
Burning just like moonbeams in our eyes.
(lyrics from "killing the blues"/ robert plant & alison krauss)
sunny days in late autumn - what a gift! t-shirt temperatures, the sun is luring me to stroll around in the neighbourhood with my camera and a basket to collect some leaves.
of course i can not conserve the whole brightness of these leaves, but i try to save some of them for future projects.
they might become book-envelopes or parts of fabric collages or whatever...
i will enhance them with stitching (machine or/and hand), at least that´s my plan now.
my "recipe" is easy: sandwich the leaves between layers of vliesofix (that is the german term, i think that is "wonder-under" in other countries?), covered with organza. bottom layer is cotton. don´t forget the parchment paper when ironing!
i´m not sure if they will keep the color over time or brown a bit... will see...