I finally got around to making some more of my
Sculptured Leaves. I love making them. I have sold
them locally and I am totally out of them
I thought you might enjoy seeing the process
I go through to make them.
First of all, this spring I went to my Mom's rhubarb
patch and dug up some of her plant and started it in my
garden. I am totally surprised and pleased how well
it has done and that the leaves are big enough to use this
The first picture shows the rhubarb. I have tried other leaves such
as hostas, cabbage and cannas, but the rhubarb has the
deepest vein and I think makes the prettiest leaf.
Then I make a mound out of wet sand, cover it with
a black plastic bag and turn the leaf upside down. Then I add
my cement mixture, smoothing it out and do the "grooming"
of the cement. I also make sure I make a flat bottom so it
will sit nicely.
After it sits for 2 days I turn it upright, removing it from
the plastic. I sand and file to get a nice shape, stain it with paint.
As you can see, I have a nice bird bath, bird feeder or just a
pretty lawn ornament.
Does anyone make these leaves?