I check Poppytalk Handmade daily, and this is where I stumbled apon these beautiful photo-leaves!
Miranda van Dijk an artist based out of the Netherlands makes these intriguing fabric leaves from photos that have been scanned then printed on a muslin fabric. It looks like she may involve wire to hold the shape too. I have a very in depth family tree project on the horizon that these leaves would be wonderful to try! What an inspiration!