I love working with concrete and this weekend I finally got a chance to cast a few concrete leaves.
For this leaf I used a taro leaf it is one of our bog plants for the pond but it is similiar to an elephant ear plant. This was a really large one.
The first one turned out great, the next two I broke because I kept messing with them before they were cured but the fourth one is ready to paint today. I suggest letting them dry 24 hours before touching them.
I wanted these leaves to have glamourous rich type sheen so I used metallic paints in several different greens and golds. Then I used a regular brown on the stems.
These concrete leaves allowed me to be creative, cast something new in a media I love working with & paint it for its final reveal.
This leaf will be used for a bird feeder to hang in the trees. I hope I can get a few more made this week.
These leaves could also make a beautiful decor piece for your home or even a shallow bird bath.
Life is good and I live to be creative.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls