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Natural leaf skeletons, assortment of natural skeleton leaves

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Handmade
Made in Olympia, Washington

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SKELETON LEAVES:
A sampling of natural leaf skeletons. You will receive an assortment of bodhi, waxwood, rubber tree, and magnolia leaves.

COLOR:
Natural. As this is a natural product, there is a bit of yellow/beige tinge to the item. Large veins can appear darker, with tinges of grey or brown.
Items are photographed on a white background outdoors.

QUANTITY:
You select under drop box "Leaves per pack."

SIZE:
Leaves range from 1-9" long.
Expect some variation due to this being a natural product.

QUALITY:
All items are stored in a smoke-free environment.
Photographs are representative of the color, size, and variation of the item. Expect some minor deviations in form, to include the occasional small bug bite, fray, wavy margin, or pulp fleck. Nature isn't perfect!

ORIGIN:
Imported. These are made in Thailand.
These natural skeleton leaves are not altered by me, but I do select the best for sale as a supply here.

SALISH SEA'S MISSION:
My experience using skeleton leaves in art and crafts has impressed on me the simple beauty of an altered leaf. My intent in offering skeleton leaves for sale is to provide quality, beautiful leaves. You will find that many skeleton leaf providers offer bulk packages of mediocre quality leaves with a few gems. I select and offer for sale the best and most beautiful leaves I can find.

SHIPPING:
Items are carefully packaged during shipping.
Orders are shipped with care via USPS. USPS Priority Mail is available in this shop.

USES FOR LEAF SKELETONS:
table decorations, gift packaging, card making, wall art, collage, jewelry crafts, scrapbooking, wedding decorations, teaching tools

HOW ARE SKELETON LEAVES MADE?
These dried preserved leaves are made by removing the outer pulp from tree leaves, revealing the leaf veins. Leaves are then dried flat.

FAQs:
CAN I BEND THESE?
Yes. I have a video posted on my shop bio where you can see one of my leaves being twisted and bent. They are flexible, and are not so fragile that they will crumble. The plant species used to make to make skeleton leaves are very durable, which allows for a nearly perfect leaf skeleton.

CAN I USE GLUE ON THESE?
Yes. I recommend a spray adhesive. If applied thick, adhesives can bead up and give a frosted appearance to skeleton leaves. I recommend testing your adhesive before use.
These are a natural item, so an acid-free adhesive will lessen the chance of a reaction or yellowing of the adhesive.

CAN I WRITE ON THESE?
Yes. Artists have successfully used paint to write/paint on skeleton leaves. This requires skill and an appropriate paint. The laciness of the leaves can make it difficult for larger text to be visible.


FAQs

Most glues will "bleed" through the leaf causing a beaded frosty look. I recommend applying glue very precisely, or using a spray adhesive. Using an acid-free glue will prolong the life of your craft.

Most glues will "bleed" through the leaf causing a beaded frosty look. I recommend applying glue very precisely, or using a spray adhesive. Using an acid-free glue will prolong the life of your craft.



    Reviews
    Average review
    (14)
    Prompt shipping, well packaged, great selection.
    Mar 28, 2018 by hkvan99
    Absolutely perfect skeleton leaves and very well packaged! Can't wait to make them a part of my artwork!
    Mar 20, 2018 by Karen June
    These are absolutely stunning, with a really nice selection of different leaves.
    Feb 27, 2018 by Sue Chesley
    Wonderful selection of leaf skeletons, arrived in perfect condition. Great for embossing designs on sterling silver with a rolling mill. Thank you!!
    Feb 24, 2018 by Rebecca Alden Fortier
    Shipped on time. As described
    Dec 2, 2017 by alsad

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Items will not be packed or shipped until payment has cleared. Note that with echecks this can take about a week.

I strive to make shipping as cheap and efficient as possible. In the event that shipping costs (plus a $1 material and handling cost) are lower than estimated, I will refund shipping overcharges. Just let me know you received your item, and I will verify shipping overcharge.

Priority shipping is insured by USPS.


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Payment is considered complete when funds clear through your selected payment method.


Returns & exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
If the order does not arrive within the time estimated by the shipping service, they (USPS, etc) may be able to provide a shipping refund. I cannot provide insurance on lost items unless you purchase shipping insurance.

Refunds may be negotiated. Buyer is responsible for shipping costs, labels, and proper packaging. Refund will process upon receipt of return.