“Transformation” of Ginkgo Biloba


Do you have a habit of noticing fallen leaves? Ginkgo leaves with their unique appearance have always been one of the favorite materials for crafters. Craft professionals have collected found ginkgo leaves and made roses, butterflies, and Christmas trees. …… It’s not difficult to make these, so let’s see how craft professionals do it! If you want to send flowers to China, welcome to sammygift.

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Ginkgo Rose

Perhaps the ginkgo itself did not expect to do hundreds of millions of years of trees, actually one day become a “flower”. For many men who want to express their feelings to the woman they love, sending her a bouquet of ginkgo roses is also a trendy and romantic act. In China, the language of ginkgo roses is: “It’s been a long road, and I’ve had the pleasure of walking with you. Ginkgo roses are a limited “flower” for autumn and winter, with a long shelf life and low production difficulty, anyone can make them!

Preparation materials.

Ginkgo biloba leaves, large and small, not too uniform in size and color.

A small branch, or wooden skewer, used to make flower branches.

hot melt glue, no double-sided glue or other glue can be used instead.

Other materials: scissors, flower wrapping paper

There are two general approaches to ginkgo roses, the difference being whether the petiole is retained or not. From the final effect, the one without the petiole is more beautiful, so let’s start with the petiole-less approach.

First, wipe the picked ginkgo leaves clean, either with a wet towel or an alcohol cotton ball, dry them and set them aside. Freshly picked ginkgo leaves and those pressed in books are fine, fresh ones are better to do.

Cut the dried ginkgo leaves off the petiole and divide them out according to color and size.

The leaves are wrapped in glue from small to large, while wrapping the twigs, and the first one can be wrapped tightly to cover the twigs completely. Each piece needs to be wrapped while looking at, timely adjustment, do not come out too bad.

If you feel monotonous, you can add leaves that also have some green, or cut off the petiole to stuff two into the heart of the flower, the roses will have a more layered feel. The finished ginkgo roses are romantic when simply wrapped in paper. Follow this method to make a few more stems, which can vary slightly in size. Find a vase to put them in, or wrap them into a bouquet and you have a bouquet of ginkgo roses to express your love.

Ginkgo roses with leaf stalks may seem simpler, but they are more testing.

Roll the ginkgo leaves directly, from small to large, from the inside to the outside, until they are the right size, and then tie the leaf stalk with a leather band, string or floral wire. The shape of the ginkgo rose made this way will be messy, but it also has a natural beauty, another kind of wild beauty. To tie it into a bouquet, just tie a twig or wooden skewer at the bottom to act as an extended stem.

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Ginkgo Butterfly

Associated with butterflies is childhood. By painting the ginkgo leaves, you can fulfill your childhood wish of having fluttering butterflies!

Preparation materials.

Ginkgo leaves, both large and small.

Painting tools such as acrylic paints and brushes.

Others: scissors, glue, etc.

First, wipe the ginkgo leaves clean with alcohol cotton balls, dry them and set them aside. But do not air-dry or press too long, so the leaves will be too brittle and not easy to trim.

Will dry the ginkgo leaves, the petiole cut into two, as the butterfly’s tentacles, the bottom of the leaf can also be slightly trimmed to make it more like the shape of a butterfly.

According to the pattern outlined in your mind, use acrylic paints and paint brushes to paint on the ginkgo leaves (acrylic is a better choice because it will not yellow and will dry faster and the color will be more beautiful after air-drying) to paint spots and patterns, and the ginkgo leaves will take off as butterflies under your brush.

In general, a butterfly color is best not more than three, using gradient color painting, more three-dimensional sense. If you don’t have a basic drawing, you can find a reference picture on the Internet and draw it directly. Follow this method to draw a few more, and put them together to have the feeling of butterflies flying. After the paint has dried, flatten it slightly and put the ginkgo butterflies into the frame to make a decorative painting.

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Ginkgo Christmas Tree

This Christmas, instead of buying a Christmas tree, make a Christmas tree with ginkgo leaves!

Prepare materials.

Ginkgo biloba leaves, pine cones and other Christmas decorations.

A log base or a small flower pot, a straighter branch or a wooden stick.

Hot melt glue, if not available, double-sided glue or other glues can be used instead.

Other materials: scissors, paper (stiffer)

First, pick up the ginkgo leaves, pine cones, etc., clean up and set aside.

Use a small flower pot or log as the base, the pot should be put into the dried flower clay to ensure that the base is stable. You can also use a larger cup or wide-mouthed vase instead, but only if it must be stable.

Insert a branch or stick into the base, cut the paper into a fan shape, enclose it in a cone shape, and stick it firmly to the stick with glue. Ginkgo leaves from the bottom to the top, a circle on the paper, taking care not to reveal the petiole, to paste out the feeling of layers and layers.

After the ginkgo leaves are pasted, decorated with pine cones and small ornaments, the Christmas tree is complete. Is it very simple?

For an advanced version, use ginkgo roses to “plug” a Christmas tree, directly cut the flower clay or foam into cones, and dress up the ginkgo roses, pine cones and other decorations into a tree shape. One thing to note: the size of the tree is under your control, depending mainly on the height of the branches and cones, and the size of the base should be in harmony with it.

Nature is a natural artist, as long as a little more stop to like nature, everyone can become the creation of nature plus.

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