My backyard is uncontrollably blooming yellows, pinks, reds, and oranges. I wanted to bring that beauty into my house. Instead of chopping off the blooms for a vase, I flattened them in my ginormous Java Programming book. First, I put tissue paper in the book. Then I added the flowers, folded the rest of the tissue paper over the flowers and closed the book. It took a while before I got back to the project, like months. So they were completely dried and flattened by the time I got back to them.
In the meantime, I sketched a couple of drawings of the flowers. Can you tell which was drawn from a photograph and which was drawn plein air?
When the sketches were finished and colored in, I added the dried flowers to them.
I brushed Mod Podge, and adhesive, to the sketch.
Before the Mod Podge dried, I pressed the dried flowers onto the drawing. I also applied the Mod Podge directly onto the dried flowers.
After everything dried, I displayed my crafty project on the wall.
How to make the frame: Skillshare