At last I have finished my leaf: it has turned our much as I had planned which is unusual.
You can see from the pic on the left that I have burnt small holes in 3 places.
The small soldering iron is ideal for cutting the evelon.
As you can see of what is left, the cutting is clean and there is no fraying.
This pic shows the leaf on a piece of machine made lace.
This pic shows a the back of the leaf and two of the holes are clear to see.
I intend to use this as part of a collage on a mirror.
The next step is to make some gum blossoms.