This piece has been in the works for so long! I found these elements several summers ago and I compiled them as a result of a lesson on flowers from an online class through Brave Girls Club. However, as things sometimes happen, I never really put the piece together.
I had taken a photo of the assemblage on the trunk I use as a backdrop. The pieces were lying around neglected in a dish for a very long time. I finally had the inspiration to use them when I found the background at a local big box store. I used stains, gilders paste, gesso and paint to create a fun distressed background.
The play on words with the title "hand picked" I thought was super cute. I used a dymo label maker to make my saying and mounted it on a scrap of Masonite and a Tim Holtz frame.
The middle of the flower is a cool old rotary phone dial that I picked up at a garage sale in the Upper Peninsula. I am happy to finally put this treasure to good use.
This was a great departure from my usual use of paper, a true assemblage for sure! Thanks so much as always for stopping by, I wish you much inspiration!