This Nicotiana flower is made from recycled cardboard and set into a box also made of cardboard. The box has been covered with the pages from an old book, and stained in sepia tones. The Nicotiana are coloured with white chalk to help them stand out against the background. I created this as a part of a series of flowers made from recycled materials. I love the monochromatic quality of the cardboard and the different textures it allows. I'm very interested in making flowers with paper that would otherwise be thrown away.
This box is 6 by 9.5 inches. There is a little cardboard tag on the back of the box to allow it to be hung on the wall. It can sit nicely on a shelf, too.
Each of my paper flowers is handmade with care and attention to detail. Since this series is made from recycled materials, I can't guarantee the longevity of the papers I have used, but with a little care they should stay "fresh" for years to come. I include care tips with each purchase. This unique shadow box would make a fun addition to a cabinet of curiosities, a bookshelf, or an art collection.
Check out the rest of my "Cardboard" collection!