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With a botanical art window, you get the chance to showcase your creativity and unleash your imagination for everyone to see.
However, developing a masterpiece that is both unique and memorable can be cumbersome without proper tips.
This article outlines the creation tips and everything you should know to ensure your creation is both catchy and long-lasting.
Botanical Art Window Frame
Have you been stuck as on to decorate a bare wall in your home? The greatest method to fill an empty wall is to create a gallery wall with botanical artwork.
It’s also a fantastic method to show off your style because you can put whatever you want on display.
Flowers are my favorite, so I utilized them in my living room’s botanical art window frame. Also, I’ve seen similar collections with seashells, birds, butterflies, insects, and architectural sketches.
My floral artwork is framed in double-matted frames that measure 18 x 22 inches on the exterior and 9 1/2 x 12 inches on the inside.
Look for frames and mats that complement your artwork. Standard botanical gallery walls normally utilize similar frames. Nonetheless, feel free to mix and match your frames to develop a distinctive display.
- Ironing board
- Heavy book
- Paper towel or cloth
- Picture frame
- Botanical clipping
- Kraft paper
- Picture frame
1. Plant Preparation
Place your botanical clipping on the front after choosing your ideal frame. Try trimming your botanical clippings to fit inside the frame.
Trim the stem as necessary to fit within the frame. Carefully place the clipping between two soft paper towels or white cloths after trimming your leaf or flower to size.
Your paper towel should have no pattern on it since it could transfer the same on your leaf. When pressed, the paper towel should absorb moisture from the plant.
2. Press the Plant
Ensure there is no water in the iron and that it is set to the lowest heat. (Rather than eliminating moisture from your plant clippings, since steam will add moisture to them.)
Make sure the clip is flat by compressing it with a heavy book, then extract it while still bound in the paper towel.
When the iron is warm, set it on top of the paper towel for around 15 seconds. Disconnect the iron and allow the material to dry.
Lift the paper towel carefully to check on the plant’s development. Continue ironing it in 10-second intervals until it is firm and dry.
3. Frame your Plants
It is time to frame your flowers or leaves after they dry. Arrange your clippings on a large surface to see how you would like them to look.
To create a uniform aesthetic, cluster many clips together to produce a beautiful set, or stay with one trimming per frame.
Stick the pressed flowers to a sheet of kraft paper cut to match the frame using double-sided tape. To accommodate some flowers, you may need to trim the tape into thinner lengths. Complete the framing and hang it on the wall.
Tips to Ensure your Botanical Art Stands Out
- Fresh Flowers
It’s critical to keep your specimens fresh when preparing them for botanical art. Start with the petals, which will be the first to curl or discolor.
Alternatively, save the stems for last. Individual flower heads can be kept fresh by putting them in a dish with water and a layer of cotton wool.
- Create a Focus
Keep your botanical art’s center focus white and simple. This means you can come back to it later and fill in the details in the context of the rest of your project.
Cropping in on the flower heads isn’t a bad idea. This will keep the image fresh and make it easier to see the finer details.
- Unlimited inspiration
The subject of a botanical artwork will determine how interesting it is. It’s tempting to pick something from your own yard, but if you’re looking for a true challenge, venture further afield.
- Regular Exercise
A good technique to develop your botanical art is to ‘exercise’ by sketching for 10-20 minutes every day in a tiny sketchbook. Over several days, view a flower head or leaf from various perspectives. If you choose the least predictable view, you’ll be forced to pay closer attention to the specimen and won’t be creating what you ‘think’ you see.
- Good Framing
A good presentation is crucial after all of your hard work decorating.
Consider how much area your botanical design will require; experiment with several layouts by creating a ‘window’ from two mount corners.
Do not use bright surroundings to dominate your image. The safest (and most commercial) alternative is an off-white mount with a solid timber frame.
Creating your unique botanical art window is straightforward with the above tips in mind. Ensure you go beyond your backyard to discover other suitable plants that will make your artwork unique and top-notch.