Nowadays an increasing number of people are interested in the newly art style which named Leaf Carving Art. It originated from China and growing rapidly all over the world. It is one of the newest art forms and is highly complex these days. Natural leaf carving art is actually manual cutting and removal on a leaf’s surface to create an art work on a leaf. AN the veins also add detail into the subject material of the carving work.
Natural leaves are carefully chosen from the Chinar tree which is native to India, Pakistan and China. Chinar leaves have a close similarity to maple leaves. Then it takes an amazingly complicated process of almost 60 steps to create the miniature masterpieces such as shaving, pressing, curing, dying and so on. An anti-aging treatment helps the leaves exceed the durability of thick paper. Making use of the leaf as a canvas, skilled artist make best use of the leafs form and structure to create an artistic carving. After special processing, the leaf blade forms a natural permanent pigment, so the color is stable, and corrosion resistant. The outer surface of the leaf is then removed with special handle crafted tools, leaving the vein of the leaf intact, which add detail to the subject matter. The artist then meticulously carves an image on the leaf manually. It may takes a week working on the incredible creations, which can even be customized to show your own face or your unique design.
The completed product is natural,beautiful and fascinating. It processes particularly ornamental value.So many people are surprised after they saw the stunning leaf carving designs at the first sight. They often ask if the leaf is come from a real tree and are stunned at the methods which the images are engraved into the individual leaves. After they were told the leaves are hand carved they always felt surprised and wondered how somebody could be that skilled.