I found this extra large printed silk image of a lady many, many years ago in London. I always thought I would make something from it and one day, I did.
Starting with a hand cut heart of cardboard, I covered the piece in antique silk and applied the image silk to the front. Cream cording and cream rayon ribbon ties keep everything in place. At the top I added some ribbonwork in the manner of the French. Size is large at 6-1/2" x 5" not including the ribbon ties at top.
ONE OF A KIND! Not to be reproduced again. In all honesty, I have never seen a silk as beautiful as this.
Overall, the piece has the look of "antique" even though almost all the components were clean and "as new". For Christmas, for Valentines Day, the bride to be or the lady who just loves antique items!