Framing a fan leaf

Anyone ever framed a fan leaf? Will it stay nice or shrivel and look like crap?

I have a faint memory from 40 years ago. Back then in school, every fall we would gather autumn leaves to put in scrapbook or frame them. We would put them between the pages of some heavy books so they keep their shape when they dried, or we would also rub hand cream (moisturizing cream) on them so they stay “fresh” longer…
Hope this helps! :nerd_face:

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Thanks!

If you grab a small kit of the self leveling epoxy it will work great. I did a rose off of a wedding bouquet and it stayed nice.

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Lets ask Martha!

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Haha! Martha comes through! :rofl:

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Yep @SeaSeaside_guy1 @imSICKkid is correct. I ve used shellac it

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You would want to put it in between a boom to press out all the moisture only problem with this is it will loose alot of the deep green. I saw on another forum where a guy used liquid glass and made a frame poured the glass resin and let it setup. I would go this route as it will help hold the colors and keep uv light rays from damaging it over long periods of time. Hope this helps out some :metal::metal:

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I kept a few of mine like this:

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:raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed: Nice, high five! :+1:

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