At the March 2013 session of Bouquets in Motion in Philadelphia, workshop leaders, Jane and Cres, showed us how to work with copper mesh grid to create a perfect surface to embellish with paper.
At the GCA Annual Meeting, four textured black papers were used with yarn, gutter guard strips, and satin ribbon to create a monochromatic background with lots of texture. A stripe of red and orange gloriosa lilies marched down the center with steel grass woven in for depth.
Being a paperholic, I couldn’t resist trying the idea in one more permutation. For an exhibition design at the Litchfield Garden Club’s Centennial Flower Show this month, I recycled the grid from Philadelphia and slid it on the frame Mr. Welder made for me for a WAFA show in Washington DC.