Ta Da! I finished and mail this off to my son, that is volunteering for our church in Russia.
The hardest part was finding out how to write in cursive in Russian.
|This is his favorite Hymn. The words translate to "Closer to Thee"|
The glycerin and 2 parts water soaked for a week. This made all the leaves flexible.
(Even to this day three or so weeks later.)
|I have learned from this that it needs some kind of backing and use this glue ( a flexible fabric glue) to back the leaf with felt.|
|Here is the hymn in Russian.|