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Thread: Where can I find plastic stick-to-the-windows cut outs of leaves?

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    Where can I find plastic stick-to-the-windows cut outs of leaves?

    I need some leaves to make a sun painted cloth. The leaves will block out the photo paint, and make a lighter section on the cloth.

    I cannot find any on the web, not sure what exactly to look for, I've tried them all I think.
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    Try a dollar store....
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    I searched for 'leaf window clings' and lots came up. Amazon has them. I think $stores, craft stores etc. also carry them.

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    I tried everything but cling! Did not know they were called that. My kids were grown before they got popular.

    Thanks so much.
    Phyllis Driggs

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    You're so welcome!

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    If you can't find the right product would foliage from fake flowers do? Not sure if it is workable with what you are aiming for....or if colours would run.

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    The silk flowers do not lay flat enough to block out the sun/heat or whatever it is that works! I used one and it did not give good coverage, and it did bleed through. The window clings should lay flat and kind of hold with suction. I'm new to this and not at all sure what I am doing. I may not have had the paint thin enough, or maybe the fabric was too dry for the silk leaves to work.
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    You got me intrigued....I may have to try this (I live in one of the sunniest places on the planet). I was browsing and found the Dharma trading site
    http://www.dharmatrading.com/info/sun_paint.html
    Looks like they used real leaves for the demo (they would be easier to manipulate than the silk ones). Anyway...let us see what you come up with

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    Yes, that is where I got my instructions and paint. After my trial that did not go well, I think that my paint was not watered down enough, and that things were not wet enough to 'stick' to the fabric. Suction and weight appears to be critical.

    It was sunny, but windy and cool when I tried this, so I think that had an effect. I am getting together the goodies to use next time. I won't get this done before Christmas, but I will do this again next summer. When I have the blocks ready I intend to sew them together then make a quilted wall hanging. I'll make a decorative stitch between the blocks, then quilt around all or most of the items.

    I'm looking forward to this, but this is not going to be the time.

    I hope you do it and then post about it.
    Phyllis Driggs

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    Hmmm, this doesn't look like a technique to try when a bit rushed. Humidity may well have a part to play, we are mainly hot, dry and windy, so might not be a project for high summer here. If I get around to doing it, will surely post any results.

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