Autumn Plate

Autumn Plate

You can create a plate for all four seasons with this simple laminating technique. Use your imagination and find unique shapes, flat ornaments, ribbons and other embellishments for your plate. A plate decorated in this wayAutumn Plate should always be washed by hands.

11" (28cm) clear glass square plate
Paper leaves
Gold micro beads
Liquid laminate
Paper glaze
¼ -inch (19mm) wash brush
Plastic cups

Paper Palette
Paper Palette

About the papers
The papers used in this project are colored mulberry with the inclusions of mango leaves. The mongo leaves add a rich texture to the paper. They are machine made in Thailand but have a wonderful handmade feel.

Step 11. Arrange the Leaves
Lay the plate right side up and arrange the leaves under the plate so you can see what they look like. Arrange the leaves so some are going off the edge of the plate. Set the leaves to the side in pattern you want for the plate. Turn the plate upside down (on top of one or two plastic cups, if you like). Brush the back of the plate with liquid laminate and begin to place the leaves face down on the plate.
Step 22. Adhere the Leaves
Brush the back of the leaves with laminate and smooth with your fingers. Press the corners of the leaves down to form tightly to the shape of the plate.
Step 33. Add the Micro Beads
Trim the leaves that over the edges with scissors. While the liquid laminate is still wet, sprinkle the back of the plate with gold micro beads. Add a bit more laminate if necessary. The bead placement can be fairly random.
Step 414. Apply Liquid Laminate
Brush the excess beads of the back of the leaves. Tear the mulberry papers into random sizes. Apply the laminate directly to the paper pieces before you put them on plate. Use the ¾ -inch (19mm) wash brush to apply laminate. Lay the laminate paper pieces on the back of the plate.
Step 55. Add the Remaining Paper
Continue adding pieces of mulberry paper in random color patterns. Let the papers go over the edges of the plate. When the entire plate is covered, trim the excess papers from the edges. Press the edges of the plate with your finger to ensure the paper is firmly bonded to the glass. Set aside to dry. Brush the back of the plate with generous coat of paper glaze.

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