It looked a bit strange just lying there so I decided to make a base for it. As I have already said, I have taken quite a few pictures of leaf litter and they were my inspiration for the next part.
I used the technique I learnt at the Olga Walters workshop. I wanted it to be fairly firm, so I used a piece of adhesive interfacing, some wool wadding and fabric on the back and on top of the wadding.
|The four layers with Vliesofix exposed on the top layer.|
It turned out that I hadn't covered all the Vliesofix and some of the baking paper stuck to the background. You would think I would learn! Luckily, most the the paper that I just couldn't get off was around the edges. I had intended to have little leaf-shapes sticking out, so I just cut off all the bits with paper too. As it turns out, I could have cut more off as I think my base is a bit too big for the branch. But so far I have not cut more off. I may when I get it back from being marked for the assignment. Or I may not.