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Leaves added, just beginning


I finally had some time to work on the maple tree again.  I made 425 additional leaves to add to the approximate 800 from the Easy Leaves sheets, for 1,225.  I still might need more, but for now I am starting to apply the leaves to the tree.  I can make more as needed.  Each leaf is applied using a mix of Aleene's Quick Dry and super glue gel using a toothpick; the glue is applied to the stem only.  Long, slant-nosed tweezers are a lifesaver.  :ohyeah:

I've spaced the leaves apart.  I will go back later and add in more to fill in.  Right now they are also flat, but once they dry I can bend them down, up or sideways.  By applying the leaves to all the branches, I can keep going until I reach the fullness I want without overdoing one section and ending up bare in another.  Plus, I want to use the slightly smaller leaves from the Easy Leaf sheets throughout.  By working all around, these will be evenly distributed even if I end up with more of the manually paper punched leaves overall.  Time consuming...perfect for TV time.

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At first glance I thought- why would someone post a pic of their tree?   And then I realized....  Oh- that's Brae's tree!!  :D

It's marvelous!  It gives me inspiration to attempt a tree myself........  nah.  LOL!   I'll just admire yours.


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