Cardboard: Oak Leaves
These oak leaves are made from recycled cardboard stained with oak gall ink and treated with gloss medium for a little shine. The box is also made from cardboard. I created this box 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 12 x 9 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.
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