Pressed Gerbera Petal Art (Framed)

'Bleeding Heart'
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‘Bleeding Heart’ is a one of a kind pressed flower artwork (frame size 20x20cm), created using Gerbera petals. Handmade by me in The Netherlands using petals collected from my garden. 

My design draws inspiration from a particular quote in "Carmilla", a vampire story which predates Bram Stoker's "Dracula" by 25 years. 

“If your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours.”

Available framed or unframed.

More Details

‘Bleeding Heart’ is a unique pressed petal artwork made using Gerbera flower petals in shades of red, orange and yellow.

The Story Behind the Design:
While many people are familiar with Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” published in 1897, the lesser-known story of the female vampire “Carmilla,” published in 1872 and written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, predates Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ by 25 years! Even this story isn’t the first vampire story...there are a whole lot more even before “Carmilla”.

My design draws inspiration from a particular quote in "Carmilla":

“If your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours.”

About the Process:
🌸 The pressed gerbera petals are mounted on cotton rag paper, featuring intricate cutout designs that allow the petals to peek through. Gerbera petals lend themselves perfectly to pressing, and the color palette for this design combines striking reds, warm oranges, and vibrant yellows. The artwork is presented with a passe-partout and is available both framed and unframed.

🎁 These are one-of-a-kind pieces and make exceptional gifts. They are also kind to the environment, using cotton rag paper and flowers gathered from my garden, leaving enough for the bees. 🐝

Key Features

* Handmade in The Netherlands: Each piece is carefully crafted with pride and attention to detail.
* Real Flowers from My Garden: The gerbera petals used in these artworks are collected from my own garden.
* Mounted on Cotton Rag Paper: The pressed petals are carefully arranged on cotton rag paper which has been made from t-shirt rags.
* Framed for Instant Display: Presented in a stylish black frame, this artwork is ready to hang and add a unique touch to your home décor.
* Supplied with Passe-Partout: Each artwork is accompanied by a passe-partout, adding a touch of sophistication and highlighting the beauty of the pressed petals.
* Eco-Friendly Packaging: We take pride in our commitment to sustainability, ensuring that your chosen artwork is delivered to you in environmentally friendly packaging.

Dimensions

Picture size: 15 x 15cm.
Mounted on passe-partout size: 20 x 20cm.
Black frame 20x20 cm.

Care

This design is made entirely from real gerbera petals and with time, they will fade. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Packaging and products that are kind to the environment.

Packaging

All of the mailing boxes we use can be re-used or recycled.

Tissue paper and stickers can either be recycled or even composted. The tissue paper is logo free so feel free to re-use it for another gift.

Glassine bags can be re-used.

Embroidery & Art

The items we make are intended to last a long time, so that you can enjoy them for many years.

All pictures are mounted on cotton rag paper, and our instruction booklets are made from combinations of recycled materials, FSC certified paper, or by-products of other processes.

Gift Wrap & Fabric

Gift wrap paper is printed on recycled paper using vegetable oils. Ribbon is washable and re-usable.

The fabric bags are either made from leftover fabric from other projects or printed to order using water-based inks.