I decided to add the Bleeding Heart plant to my collage that I started yesterday.
I researched the flower on the Internet to get a feel for the shape of its flower and leaves. I then sketched my layout in pencil.
I glued my Gelli-printed papers that I did on deli paper to my collage. The papers have a nice transparentcy to them which I like.
Flower Trivia: According to the Internet – The bleeding heart plant has been grown for centuries in China and Korea as well as in Japan. In 1740, a German botanist, J. G. Gmelin, first brought a living plant to Russia for a botanical garden where he worked. The Royal Horticulture Society brought the plant to Western Europe through the work of Robert Fortune in 1847. The plant traveled to America as a gift for Valentine’s Day because of the heart shape of the blossoms. While the preference of bleeding heart plants for the garden waned in Europe, it became a popular garden perennial here.
Next, I will add acrylic paint to my collage. I like to use Golden Fluid Acrylics. So I hope you check in tomorrow for the next step!
Happy Saturday – May you have a happy heart! 🙂