No feathers this time. All I had in mind were the colors I wanted to use. Purple, gold and green. Mardi Gras colors (turned out to be prophetic). Also on this piece I wanted to paint an image on the mask itself. I had recently discovered gold mica flakes which I wanted to use in some way. As the image gelled in my mind's eye, I saw leaves as the add-on. At a different craft chain store I found silk, maple leaves that I painted with a variety of metallic paints. The little, iridescent, plastic leaf is a repurposed cake decoration.