This was made by glueing real fern leaves to a nine inch classic white vase. Coating it in a magnetic paint where I wanted the copper to go. Using a process called electroforming, where the item in submerged in a special solution and a direct current flowing through it. Copper was dissoved and reformed directly onto the time. This is a long slow process for an item this large. It was then heat treated in some areas to change the colors of the copper before finally sealing it to keep it perserved from further tarnishing.