I have so many brown scraps of leather which naturally brought to mind the leaves of fall.
I cut out an oak leaf shape, soaked it in lukewarm water and massaged the water into the leaf until the leather was completely saturated. I blotted it dry, placed it on a paper towel and began pinching the vein shapes. Since I am not a patient person, I stuck it in a warm oven for a few minutes until it was dry. Be careful as a hot oven will shrink the leaf.
I'm thinking of appliquéing them onto a purse. What do you think?