'Bleeding Heart Mini Botanical Cast' by Botanical Art by Diane De Roo
The bleeding heart is an old-fashioned garden favourite, and it blooms early in the spring to signal the season’s beginning. This cast captures the fleeting beauty of the dainty heart-shaped flowers dangling delicately from the gracefully curving stems.
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I create my botanical tiles by first developing a clay mold that captures all the delicate details of the flowers that I collect from my garden. Then I individually handcast each piece in fine plaster. The finished tile captures many tiny details that are often overlooked in real life - the tiny hairs on a stem, the intricate flower stamens and pistils, the tracing of veins on a leaf. As every tile is handmade, the shade of the plaster and the exact dimensions may vary slightly. Each one comes ready to hang. Framed versions of some of my casts are available under the Framed Botanical Cast collection.
Medium: Hydrocal, a fine casting plaster that captures every detail
Dimensions: 3.4" x 4.5" x 3/8" Sizes may vary slightly as each one is hand-cast.