Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Framed Pressed Flower Art

Hi!  I'm so glad you stopped by!  In this post I will show you some recent framed pictures I've made with pressed flowers AND some goody, but oldy ones, as well. 

I had recently received a request to make framed picture with a hymn and pressed flowers for a friend of mine.  She was giving it as a gift for her sister.  Here is the piece I made.

My friend then decided she wanted one for herself.  Her room is painted a beautiful deep purple.  So, she wanted purple and yellow.  Here is the picture I just finished for her.

I wanted to try something different for this piece.  I had never tried to sprinkle crushed pressed flowers as a background on a picture.  I have used crushed flowers on my cards and jewelry, however, and it always looks nice.  

So, what do you think?  Too much crushed flower???

I usually like to add some ribbon, so I think I'll tie a little bow around the bouquet for a finishing touch.   

Framed pressed flower pictures make such nice gifts.  I have made many as wedding gifts, attaching the wedding invitation and/or engagement picture.  I've also made frames as memorials to loved ones using flowers they received from friends and love ones.

  Here is a framed picture that I made as a memorial to our little girl, Annabel, who was stillborn November 5, 2004.  These flowers were from a beautiful bouquet from a dear friend.

 It still hangs in our living room today.  It is so nice to be able to put up something as a remembrance when you have no pictures to hold on to.


 Here is an example of a wedding invitation framed with pressed flowers.

Another wedding invitation.


Finally, here is an example of how you could use dried flowers, or leaves, to display your favorite hymn.

So what do you think?  Does anyone want to give this a try?  It's a lot of fun for grown-ups and children.  My little girls rummaged through my stock of pressed flowers last night and came up with there own special creations...
 The artist of this picture says that it is a field of flowers, with a tall tree in the middle. 

This is a picture made by my other daughter picking flowers with her sister.  She said that she is on the right, and that big petal is a trophy on her head.  She won the trophy for having the prettiest flowers. :)

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Blessings,
~Gina~

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