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A Batsford Craft Paperback MAKING PRESSED FLOWER PICTURES
Margaret Kennedy Scott & Mary Beazley
The art of pressing flowers finds its best expression in the pressed flower picture. When the picture is created with skill and an awareness of design, shape nand colour, the result is a satisfying and long-lasting item of decoration. Here is advice on all these aspects, as well as technical and botanical information, hints on the selection of plants and flowers and methods of pressing them, constructing picture frames and the use of backing. The book finishes with a numbernof otherb projects that can be constructed withpressed flowers, such as greeting cards, bible markers and botanical pictures.
Illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, and line drawings.
Tools and materials ; Choice of frame ; Antique frames ; Repair work Frame making; Ready-made frames ; Glass ; Backing ; Card mounts Storing frames
Backgrounds in Paper and Card
Choice of background ; Paper ; Card ; Making a greeting card Card design 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; Preparing a paper background for a framed picture
Choice of fabric ; Colour ; Making a flower picture using the free method ; Making a flower picture using the fixed method
Creating the Design
Colour in flower pictures ; Filling in a design with colour Design 1: Triangular design in a rectangular frame Design 2: Oval design in rectangular frame ; Design 3: Broken rectangular design in a rectangular frame Design 4: Double curve design in a rectangular frame Design 5: Traditional round design with stems in a rectangular frame ; Design 6: Triangular design in an oval frame ; Design 7: Foral star design in a round frame
Completing the Design
Colour in flower pictures ; Filling in a design with colour Design 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4; 5; 6 ; 7
Finishing and Framing
Equipment ; Preparation ; Framing a design made by the free method Framing a design made by the fixed method ; Finishing off ; Hanging pictures
Further Ideas for Design
Aesthetic awareness Pictiure 1: Oval design in an 'antique look' frame Picture 2: Design in an oriental black frame Picture 3: Lateral design in a heavy frame Picture 4: Bold design in a long frame Picture 5: Lively design in an oval frame Picture 6: Light design in a panel frame Picture 7: Bouquet design in a narrow frame Design with flower vases
Holiday flowers ; Special occasions ; Wedding bouquets Flower festivals ; Special subjects ; Botanical pictures
Reconstituting, Mounting and Skeletonizing Flowers
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