Literally, carving is leaving deep marks on solid surfaces like wood, glass or stone. Now here is the real innovation in carving gentle leaves that could be damaged even by touch. This is what we will show you here.
China is very popular with this kind of delicate handwork. Most of the elegant and renowned artists in this area come from China.
Fall is considered the main source of materials. Artists use dry leaves that have transformed into the suitable degree of color. Of course, not all kinds of tree leaves are suitable for this kind of work. The most adequate tree for this is called “The Chinar”. It grows in India, Chinaand Pakistan. Its leaves have a close resemblance to maple leaves as the veins are uniformly distributed on the leaf.
Leaves go through a 60-step process to prepare them for carving such as drying, scraping and airing. Then the carving starts without damaging the net of veins. This is all done by hand using special tools no printing or painting involved.
An experienced artist uses a magnifying glass. The shape of the leaf itself is what determines which image is to be carved because the structure of the leaf gives a deep and unique touch to the final artwork.
There are diverse images and shapes to meet all tastes. You can order any image or natural scene for any occasion which makes this type of artwork truly universal and up to challenge in global markets.