Most unique pieces of art using flowers from my garden on found objects!
Each piece I create has been repurposed from something found in a thrift store or garage sale. I use dried flowers grown in my St. Paul garden to create a design on the surface of the item--it could be a few flowers to a minature garden--which is then covered with epoxy resin. The resin makes the surface waterproof and heat resistant for complete functionality. Some pieces are refinished, some are left with that shabby chic look, some are painted, and some are covered in hand-made papers. The surface becomes my canvas and the dried flowers and petals are my medium to create a unique, one-of-a-kind functional piece of art.
Flowers are pressed and dried using various methods. Experience has taught me that each flower has it's own best method of preservation for specific blooms and colors. I use the tried and true method of flattening flowers in heavy books, while others retain their color better when dried in the microwave, still others need to be dried in silica and, of course, some require a unique combination for the best results. The flowers on the banner at the top of this page are common day lilies used on a jewlery box.
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