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.
Another wedding invitation.
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...
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