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Re: [teacherartexchange] Leaf Recipe


From: M.Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 16:55:11 PDT

Wow - I didn't know you could "make" your own! I get mine out of my stream -
the running water seems to do magic. Unfortuately I don't find enough to do
much of anything with.

> I'm searching for a recipe that will reduce a leaf to its skeletal form,
> that is, so just the veins show. I found one recipe that requires boiling
> the leaves in 100 percent caustic soda (aka sodium hydroxide, aka lye),
> rinsing and soaking them in bleach, then rinsing. Does anyone know of a
> recipe that uses less hazardous substances? Or that is less complex?

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