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Notre Dame Leaf Cut by Luyomi333 Notre Dame Leaf Cut by Luyomi333
I'm experimenting a bit with leaf cutting. But the new semester is starting soon. I didn't create much this year, sorry.

I'm still in the trial and error process to find out how to treat the leaves the best to get the most precision when cutting. I really learned to appreciate the superiority of paper these last days.

Note: This one is a catlalpa leaf drypressed for around 4 days, then cut in around 5 hours and then drypressed further.
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thichbanla Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
It is sooooooooo amazing!
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nikkeae Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Looks really cool and original! I've never seen anything like it.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Neat idea! :D
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece of work.
Dried leaves can be difficult to cut sometimes because, unlike paper, the leaves have a physiological architecture that may hinder the actual cutting process. I do think, however, you did a wonderful job here.

Keep it up. You're doing great.
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
This is truelly stunning!
I did some leaf-cutting a few months ago, but found it truelly frustrating as the tiny leaves I used kept tearing. Did you cut this by hand, or laser? The circles are in such perfect shape!
Astonishing details! Very well done! :)
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Luyomi333 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
By hand with an X-Acto knife equivalent. The trick to cutting circles is: use a template for guiding; try to cut it in one go; don't apply to much force, but rather be more wasteful with new sharp blades.
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thanks for the info!
Do you use a knife that rotates?
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Luyomi333 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Never heard of something like that before
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Rose-Ann-Mary-K Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Haha! Ok. then I guess not.
It's one where the blade is on this tiny ball, which makes it able to spin, so that you can cut perfect flowy curves etc.
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EdwinAJMeeuwsen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
very original
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Luyomi333 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Sorry, can't let this uncommented :)". Please don't see this as an offense.

It's not original. I heard about leaf cutting in at least two different places. That's also the reason my mother heard about it and wanted one herself. And the pattern is like the name says ~800 years old.
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EdwinAJMeeuwsen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Oh I see, it is an old design used in a new medium. I like it though
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Luyomi333 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thanks
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