Beauty Forever: Creating Beautiful Works of Art from Dried Leaves and Flowers by Dueep Jyot Singh

Beauty Forever: Creating Beautiful Works of Art from Dried Leaves and Flowers

byDueep Jyot Singh

Kobo ebook | September 10, 2016

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Making up Your Mind to Start!
Begin Your Collection
Pressing Leaves Steps and Tips
Techniques for Pressing Flowers
Grasses, Mosses, Lichens, and Ferns
To Varnish or Not to Varnish – That Is the Question…
Lacquer
Traditional Gums
Beginning Our Projects
Floral Wreath
Bookmark
Cards
Conclusion
Author Bio
Publisher

Introduction

Just imagine that you have a number of dried flowers and leaves, which you wanted to make into a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

This, of course, is a challenge for anybody who thinks she or he has a creative instinct and talent. If I was living in the 19th century and had plenty of time on my hands, I would have studied young, under the tutelage of a teacher or a governess or perhaps my mother.

But now, living in the 21st century world, tied up to my PC/laptop and my cell phone and my apps, who really has the time, and energy to spend some enjoyable man-hours in making some beautiful creative pictures, out of some dried flowers and leaves?

On the other hand, if you are the sort who does not mind going outdoors, ever so often, looking at the beauties of nature from April to October, or later until it becomes the time of Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind, is it surprising that many of the treasures that you have carried home during the autumn or the summer, may be turned into a thing of beauty or a decorative item for posterity, when it is cold outside.

In the 18th and 19th century, people loved to make decorations with dried flowers, leaves, and other dried items of nature, and even though it took a little bit of time and energy, the results were well worth it.
The pictures that you are going to see in this book are more of instruction so that you can know how to make these decorations on your own. Naturally, I cannot tell you which flowers to use in your designs, because I do not know where you are, and I do not know which flowers you have at hand. At any given time of the year, my gardens are going to be full of nasturtiums, gardenias, Bougainvillea, Larkspur, pansies, delphiniums, sweet peas, pansies, forget-me-nots, baby’s breath, roses, and other flowers, depending upon where I am.

Title:Beauty Forever: Creating Beautiful Works of Art from Dried Leaves and FlowersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 10, 2016Publisher:Mendon Cottage BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1370991347

ISBN - 13:9781370991341

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