Create a Garden Cement Leaf
Sharon Eide embellishes her garden decoration with metallic paints.
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Materials and Tools:
shallow rectangular pan
1. Collect some large leaves.
2. Shape a mound of damp sand in a shallow rectangular pan to support the leaf.
3. Place the leaf upside down on the mound of sand and cut the thick end of the stem out.
4. Place a section of another leaf over the end of the first leaf where the stem was removed.
5. Mix patch cement according to the label directions.
6. Wearing rubber gloves, pat cement over the leaf to a thickness of about 1/2 inch thick.
7. Wait at least 24 hours before removing the leaf. The cement leaf needs to set well.
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