I finally had some time to work on the maple tree again. I made 425 additional leaves to add to the approximate 800 from the Easy Leaves sheets, for 1,225. I still might need more, but for now I am starting to apply the leaves to the tree. I can make more as needed. Each leaf is applied using a mix of Aleene's Quick Dry and super glue gel using a toothpick; the glue is applied to the stem only. Long, slant-nosed tweezers are a lifesaver.
I've spaced the leaves apart. I will go back later and add in more to fill in. Right now they are also flat, but once they dry I can bend them down, up or sideways. By applying the leaves to all the branches, I can keep going until I reach the fullness I want without overdoing one section and ending up bare in another. Plus, I want to use the slightly smaller leaves from the Easy Leaf sheets throughout. By working all around, these will be evenly distributed even if I end up with more of the manually paper punched leaves overall. Time consuming...perfect for TV time.