Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hand Picked Flower Assemblage

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!




  1. Rhea this is awesome!!! I LOVE the way you've repurposed those light bulbs! It truly was a "light bulb" moment! It looks genuinely junk shop and I LOVE IT! :)

  2. What a fun piece. I love that you used your precious vintage junque!

  3. The sad thing is that I remember and used those rotary dials. Great use of cool materials.

  4. Hiya Rhea,

    What a wonderful way of re-purposing lightbulbs. The end result is absolutely fantastic and I think the use of the Dymo tape really helps compliment the overall design that you have created!

    Good job and thanks for sharing this project! :)

    With best regards,
    Jesper K

  5. Really lovin' the whole thing!

  6. Fabulous assemblage, Rhea! I could see this piece hanging in my backyard above my deck, eh?? I just love it!


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