Self-made Autumn Leaves

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A disclaimer first, I didn't invent this technique. I read about it somewhere, but I really can't remember where...

Anyhow, I thought maybe someone might find this useful ;)

There is a wide selection of aftermarket leaves available for diorama purposes, but sadly most of these have kilo prices higher than weapons-grade plutonium or CEO-grade cocaine.... :roll:

For a low cost alternative, you need this: A standard issue leaf in a colour of choice and fancy pattern scissors from the art shop (overall cost about 2 Euros):

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Chop off one end of the leaf and you get the first half of the pattern:
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Then turn the leaf around and carefully align with the pattern on the other side, then cut:
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You will end up with this:
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Not quite the same detail level as laser-cut leaves but if you're about to cover half your diorama with them, it won't really matter. Except for your hobby budget :lol:

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That's pretty clever Philipp. I like it. :)

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Love it! All I need to do now is find a place which sells the dried leaves.
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John Everett wrote:Love it! All I need to do now is find a place which sells the dried leaves.
Unless you moved back to the desert there should be a few laying around outside now :lol:

I can also send you a few if need be :P

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Nice idea - nice execution Philipp 8-)

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Fantastic work. All you need to do now is repeat that several thousand times and sell them in little contains and make a fortune :lol: :D

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Thanks gents! :)

Gary, here's an idea: I sell the scissors and a few dried leaves as a do it yourself starter kit for, let's say, 15 euros. :twisted: :lol:

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Loved this idea so much, I took a look through the paper crafting aisle at the local Hobby Lobby.

For the grand total of $4.32 I bought a snowflake cutter.
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That's even better than my approach :D

Well done - I need to get me one of these too!

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Very clever ideas, well done chaps
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