Friday, May 5, 2017
I'm happy to post two original press flower art pieces which I recently finished. Don't they make you think of Spring. Each is framed in matching cream colored 11" x 14" vintage wood frames. I hope you like them.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Do you ever wish you had one place for recording birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions? Check out my new 8-1/2" by 11" pressed flower calendars. They have magnets on the back so they can be easily hung on your refrigerator or office filing cabinet. They are encapsulated in 5 mil laminate with added UV protection and come with a fine point dry eraser marker and a clip to hold it in place. Here are some examples of my creations. All are priced at $20.00.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
The lotus flower has special meaning in many religions. Perhaps one of the strongest associations is observed in Hinduism where the lotus flower is associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality and eternity.
For my original pressed flower art I used real lotus petals and root cuttings, gerbera daisy stems and ginkgo leaves. The background was created using gold leafing / gilding. For maximum color retention, this original pressed flower piece was vacuum sealed between a layer of mylar and acrylic. Then the mat was topped with a layer of 99% UV glass.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
This original pressed flower picture showcases a bird in a garden. The bird was made from the crotalaria plant, also known as rattlebox. Both this and the red natal bottle brush flower (upper corner) were harvested from South Africa. Other botanicals include queen anne’s lace, maidenhair fern, astilbe, salvia, speedwell, hydrangea, bridal wreath, alyssum, sweet clover and cardinal flower. The background is hand-made paper. The finished picture was sealed between a layer of mylar and 99% UV conservation glass for added protection.