This beautiful A5 jug illustration print features an ceramic jug which looks hand embroidered with a floral pattern and is filled with pressed bluebells and pressed grasses.
This illustrated art print by Textile artist Leah Nikolaou was based on an original piece of handmade artwork that she had created, of an embroidered jug filled with real wild flowers. Leah has matched the colours of the pressed grasses and delicate purple bluebells perfectly with the terracotta colours of the floral jug. She used a range of embroidery stitches in the original creation which included woven wheel stitches, a feather stitch and long a short satin stitches. The wild flowers she had responsibly collected locally and pressed in a traditional flower press until she achieved the papery refinement she was looking for.
This stunning art print is perfect for decorating your walls or as gifts for friends and family. It is one of four prints illustrated in this style, illustrating a jug of flowers
Approx 148 mm wide x 210mm high.
This jug illustration has been printed on a thick museum quality paper made from hemp. Leah enjoys experimenting with sustainable paper options for her art prints.
The method of displaying botanical pressings in little vases and urns takes inspiration from herbarium collections archived by the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London. Specifically one 17th Century Botanist called George Clifford who presented his pressed flowers, specimens from his travels in cut out paper vessels.
Pressed Flower ARTIST
Leah Nikolaou enjoys works from her home and garden in rural Somerset where she grows and collects many of the different flowers that she uses in her artwork. Wild flowers are some of her favourite flowers to press because results can be achieved quickly and easily. Wild flowers thrive with little care and watering meaning they dry quickly and press really well!