I love this idea but I also treasure finding "skeleton leaves" naturally. DIY Translucent Leaves: Let leaves soak in Arm and Hammer Washing Soda for a few days, then take a brush and lightly brush off the.) And you have Translucent leaves
A beautiful example of leaf carving that is achieved without cutting or removing the veins of the leaf. Apparently some of the most suitable leaves for this art come from the Chinar Tree which is native to India, Pakistan, and China.