Friday, October 23, 2015

The Gift of Autumn Leaves

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2014

Fall is in the air! It is a perfect time for me to start on the many “Fall” projects I have planned to do. This piece is one of my favorites and will make a perfect gift for a dear friend who loves Fall as much as I do.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of beige, tan, ivory paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Dried/pressed oak leaves on a stem (I used the AG flower press)
  • Tiny bit of dried spices (I used nutmeg)
  • SpellbindersTM Grand Calibur machine
  • Die: Quiet FireTM/Elizabeth Crafts Designs™  “Believe”
  • Scraps of Kraft colored heavy weight handmade paper or card stock for the die cut word
  • Beacon ZipDry™ Adhesive, double sided foam tape
  • Matt board


  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create light tan slurry.
  2. Create a sheet of paper, and while the paper is still a bit wet, lay the leaf stem onto the wet paper.
  3. Continue removing the water from the paper. Sprinkle the spice onto the damp paper.
  4. When the paper is dry mount it onto the matt board with ZipDry™ adhesive.
  5. Die cut “Believe”.
  6. Attach the word to the bottom left corner of the handmade paper with tiny pieces of foam tape.

The finished pierce can be framed in a shadowbox-style frame, or displayed on an easel.

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