hopefully not this one though. Its made out of cement. I got it at a fiber festival a few weekends ago and I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet, but I thought it was so pretty.
The colors are really beautiful.
They make these by making a mound in sand, then you lay a leaf on top of it with the deep veins facing up. Pile some quick concrete on top and let it harden. Then paint and seal.
I've been wanting to make them for years, but never seem to get it done...so I couldn't resist buying one. It does have some deep impressions in it and looks pretty when it fills with rain water. The other day I saw a little bird trying to take a bath in it.