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Name: Jodi C.
Status: student
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 1999-2001 

I have been trying to find an accurate way to make "skeleton" leaves. The process leaves behind just the veins of the leaves or the skeleton. I have heard everything from boiling to bleaching to scraping with a natural bristle brush; and even using brine shrimp. The leaves I've seen that I really admire were done with some sort of photo etching process using chemicals I suppose. Do any of your Botanists know how to do this at home? I would love to know what eats away just the plant matter without distroying the leaves..

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