Layering in the centers

Japanese Red Leaf Maple
Today I started adding goodies to the center or my geode like centers. After trying several different types of leaves I settled on the Japanese Red Leaf....leaves. Usually the honor goes to the ferns but they just didn't work this time. The soft gel is still setting as you can see some white opaque areas around the leaves.  I love these colors but realize they will slowly go to browns as they age under the gel and glass beads.  Glass beads go down tomorrow.  On the right side painting I used maple seed pods and various other seeds. My idea for a Spring geode is coming to life.  A shot of that may be coming soon. 


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love the leaves! they are gorgeous!
-- Mary Saunders, 5/27/11

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