This technique isn't for those that like perfection and order. The results are a bit more chaotic.
Step 1 and 2, making the cane plug
Step 3 and 4 - Make the veins of the leaf.
Step 5 and 6 - reduce the cane.
On this reduction I thought I'd dust the canes with a little Pearl Ex. It's a technique that Barb C taught us at Guild once. It prevents the canes froms sticking together, makes them easier to slice, and also gives a wee bit of shimmer when they're embedded into a veneer. I don't use the technique very often but thought I'd show it just for fun.
The end result
I have some Bottles of Hope that I'm doing with these and you could use them whereever else you use leaf canes. This might be interesting with fall colours. I'll try to post photos of those later. We're having computer issues right now so it's difficult for me to get the photos in place.