Images with dried flowers
I think it’s fun to add dried flowers to existing images and this can be a quick way to make something new.
Mona Lisa with dried daisy flower
Last year I had a lot of fun drying marguerite daisies from my garden in various ways. This one was simply pressed.
Bocca Baciata with dried roses and marigolds
I love Rossetti’s paintings and have previously made an attempt at Fair Rosamund in dried flowers. In the painting of Bocca Baciata (“Mouth that has been kissed”) from 1859, the lady is adorned with a white rose for innocence, marigolds for grief, and there is also an apple in the bottom right hand corner, signifying temptation. So that makes for an intriguing story!
Heart with dried delphinium petals
Delphinium petals make a very popular wedding confetti, as they are very light and float through the air. There is a burgeoning industry for British grown confetti petals.
Dried flowers heart
This is a little heart shaped tray containing a selection of dried flowers from my garden including mock orange, geranium, love-in-a-mist, lavender, pelargonium, rose, daisy, verbascum, poppy and salvia.
See also – some vintage images from the British Library adorned with dry flowers