First, you will need your leaf, a versamark embossing pad and I like to use a variety of metallic embossing powders.
Press the leaf well into the embossing pad making sure it is well covered.
Then sprinkle the embossing powders onto the leaf. If using a number of different powders carefully apply them to different areas of the leaf. I find putting a little powder into a spoon I can then quite easily control where the powders go.
Then with your heat gun melt the embossing powders onto the leaf.
You may find while heating the leaf curls quite a bit. Flip it over and continue to heat from the other side. Also when finished heating just lay an acrylic block on top while it cools. I do not press down. I just let the weight of the block flatten the leaf out a bit.
The finished leaf. Isn't it just beautiful?
You can then use it in your creations and projects.
Here I made one into an ATC. The ATC background was tissue paper stamped, torn, layered and glued. The leaf was matted and layered onto card. cut out and gold pen run around the edges of the mat. The edges were stitched and beaded.
As you can see part of a lobe has broken off over time but I did find it bunched up in a pile of papers, which did not help.
And Lavender dipped in silver....