How to preserve beautiful fall leaves. A great idea for four-leaf clovers, too! Mix one bottle of glycerin (found in the pharmacy department) with two parts water. Make a fresh cut in the leaf stem and then soak them in the solution for 3 days.
The prospect of ephemeral art is making me really very excited!
Art & Installation - Anya Gallaccio - "Preserve Beauty" (New York) 2003 - Gallaccio is known for her work with organic materials such as ice, flowers, fruits and sugar. Her installations often change over time as they melt, decompose or sprout new life.