Spanish leaf-cut artist Lorenzo Durán makes it look easy as he carefully cuts away intricate designs and silhouettes onto real leaves. On his website, he has number of pictures and videos of these works of art. He was inspired by paper-cutting techniques of the Chinese, Japanese, and Germans. Lorenzo explains how he does leaf cut art:
The whole process is to pick just the right leaves (thicker ones are better), then washing, drying, pressing come next, and finally, cutting (using a sharp scalpel). The last part is obviously the most delicate, because fragile leaves can break right at the end, and the artist loses days of work in an instant.