Usually I make this pattern by stamping it with a flathead screwdriver. On a set of vases for the Beverly Laurel Hotel in Los Angeles, I’m carving it instead of stamping it. The carved texture is more.
Make Cement Leaves! In a bucket or pail, mix two cups of cement with 1 cup of water to create a thick paste. spread the cement mixture onto each leaf. Allow the cement to dry then Flip the mold over, and remove each leaf.