Author Topic: Review: Leaf Punch  (Read 3402 times)

August 18, 2006, 03:28:43 PM
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So a few months ago at an IMPS meeting, one of the guys (Steve) brought in a small leaf punch he got at Michaels. I was pretty impressed with it and picked one up today. It cost around $3 USD.

The leafs are not good for 1/35 as they are a little large, but are perfect IMO for MaK and other larger scale projects like figures or autos.

Like Steve did I cut severl leaves from both old dry autumn leaves and fresh ones. The autumn ones cut perfectly and keep their shape. The fresh ones however tend to curl after an hour or so. I think that placing them under a bookThe  till dried out will help them retain their green color and shape. Cutting the leaves out along the veins keeps a realistic look. (Figure A) You can see my source leaves in Figure B.

The punch is made by "Marvy Uchida" http://www.uchida.com and is available at Michaels Crafts. I haven't seen them, but apparently there's other leaf shapes. If I find another leaf I'll definitely pick it up for variety.


August 18, 2006, 05:36:37 PM
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August 18, 2006, 08:15:25 PM
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That's pretty sweet, I'll try to get a hold on one of those.