Working with Botanicals, Decoupage...Who knew?

I love to put a detail surprise in my work. Sometimes you have to look closely to discover it and sometimes it is a major part of the composition. In this case, the surprise element are dry flowers. It was a challenge to find the correct "glue" to adhere them onto the fabric. I discovered that matte medium burns the delicate petals and turns them brown, as you can see in some flowers. The best glue is Decoupage because it keeps the vibrant colors of the flowers intact, as mother nature intended. Now, with that happy discovery I'm already planning a mixed-media quilt.


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