Leaf impressions in clay plaque
First off I'm brand new to clay/gloss/firing. Visiting many craft shows I've seen wall vases or plaques where the potter has made leaf impressions and such on their item. I have since tried using translucent glazes but it seems as though the whole thing is the same color. I can see the leaf impression but the look I'm going for is just the impression being dark and the other a lot lighter. Am I making sense? I have also seen pieces, bought one, that they have painted around the leaf but the leaf looks like a real leaf, brown in color. Can anyone help me???