Thursday, February 18, 2016

265 - In The Garden Series

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. 

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