The painting "Lady with a bouquet" of dried flowers

The use of natural materials in crafts and visual arts is gaining increasing popularity every year. Pressed floristry (mistaken) is an ancient Japanese technique of creating paintings from dried flowers. Using various dried plants, decorators create unique paintings and scenes, and the whole process takes place without the use of any paint.
In order to create an image of dried flowers, no special tools are required. In fact, all working raw materials can be collected in the field, a nearby park, a forest, or grown on a windowsill. Turning on the fantasy, materials can be found anywhere: having dried the peel of a banana or eggplant, opened tea bags with hibiscus or other tea, and also dried the tangerine peel, cucumber or removed it from the onion.
Leaves, flowers, fluff, peel and other materials are dried in various ways, including standard drying with a press, vacuum drying and drying with irons.Usually, after treatment, plants lose their natural color and turn pale or darken in several shades. Such materials as a banana become dark brown after drying, so before starting work it is necessary to roughly imagine what result the author wants to achieve, and then pick the plants of the desired color range.
After the selection of materials, dried plants are attached to the fabric or paper canvas, forming a unique composition.
As a vivid example, we recommend to follow the process of creating the painting “Lady with a bouquet” performed using the technique is mistaken.
1. Getting started, in addition to dry materials, you must prepare the following tools:
• Colorless glue (can be PVA);
• Small scissors;
• Tweezers;
• Sharp subject;
• Glue gun (for gluing large plants);
• White cardboard (color if necessary)
need to prepare

2. To create a picture, the following materials are needed:
• Dried rose petals or bluebells;
• Petals of violets;
• Any yellow leaves;
• Dry banana peel;
• Dry corn silk (in other words - hair from corn);
• Other materials for decoration that will be on hand.
the following materials are needed

3. Before starting work, you should make a small sketch of the future picture on paper;
a sketch of the future picture on paper

4. Apply a few rose petals to the finished sketch. We put the leaves to each other so that the result is a skirt, at least a little repeating the drawn silhouette;
we put a few rose petals

5. Apply glue to the entire length of the skirt and glue the petals with tweezers;
full skirt glue

6. Go to the sleeves. Cut them from the petals of a lighter shade and glue in the same way. You can draw the sleeves on the petals beforehand and then cut them. The result should be like this.
Go to the sleeves

7. We make a decollete area. From the banana peel cut out the required form of the bust and glue on the drawing;
We make a decollete area

8. Next, make out the dress, pasting the missing part, as shown in the photo;
we make out a dress

9. Cut the hands out of the yellow sheet and glue them to the lady;
cut hands

10. We make a face from small flower particles and with a pistol we apply a drop of glue on the head area. We fix a bundle of corn hair, holding it with a sharp object for some time so that the hair is well glued. Immediately decorate with dry violet;
make out the face

eleven.Glue 2 violets in the bouquet area (you can use other flowers);
violets in the bouquet

12. Decorate the corners of the picture with various dried flowers. Remove the remnants of a pencil.
Decorate the corners of the picture

A picture of dried flowers is ready! It can be presented as a gift to relatives and friends or left at home and enjoy the creation of their hands.

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