For the CWTS contest the first project I did was a knock off design of the Society Social Melrose Console. You can catch my tutorial here.
I also knew I would need to stage a photo for this pretty little thing. In came my love for botanical art and my $5 chair that I decided to glam up for a photo. Here's how I made them:
Last summer I collected some ferns on our family camping trip and pressed it down in a book for months (I forgot about them). To press plants or flowers use parchment paper between the pages so nothing sticks together. Once they are pressed for about two weeks then they are preserved. I then Mod Podged it down on a white poster board and stuck it in an IKEA frame that I spray painted a dark gray.
Once I did this project, I knew I would have free and unique artwork. Can't beat that!
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