Working with the waxed leaves (see “Falling Leaves”, October) put me in mind of a structure I once used for a flower show. This consists of a light metal frame on two perpendicular legs (comes apart in 3 pieces) which showcases the waxed leaves.
Originally black, I sprayed the frame copper (Design Master paint, Michael’s Crafts) and created a web of copper wire to insert the leaves. This wire made by Oasis comes in many colors and is 22 gauge. Use the color that suits you best.
The vine, also sprayed copper, is wired to the frame creating a rhythmic diagonal accent. The beech leaf branches (not treated with wax) provide dancing, lively leaves. These leaves are tough enough to be used ‘as is’.