Leaf Decoupage Picture Mats
One perfect leaf framed with a mat of leaves of the same type evokes the whole tree.
Photography: Wendell T. Webber
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2001
White box frame
An archival-paper mat
Dried, preserved, or skeletonized leaves (from crafts stores)
Make mat template out of paper. Using template, trace width of mat onto leaves; cut out. Line up each leaf piece along mat's inside edge, without covering the bevel.
When you have enough leaves to cover, fix them to the mat with archival glue; turn over, and trim overhang with a utility knife. Center a whole leaf on acid-free paper using spray adhesive on the back of the leaf.