I love this idea but I also treasure finding "skeleton leaves" naturally. DIY Translucent Leaves: Let leaves soak in Arm and Hammer Washing Soda for a few days, then take a brush and lightly brush off the.) And you have Translucent leaves
DIY Tree Branch Seahorse **Mi(my) WAY: combine with the idea of the lit wood Christmas tree on the canvas, do any shape on the canvas then add lighting. Or weave lighting through out or around the seahorse or whatever u design.