My husband dismantled an old, discarded dining room table quite some time ago and salvaged parts form it to create this side table. He had requested that I "decorate" it for him. His only specifics were that I use some of his favorite scriptures in the collage.
I rescued an old paperback Bible from the local Goodwill, tea dyed it and spent a day or two making certain it dried as quickly as possible.
Ordered these great dried flowers from a nice lady in New York, (ebay). Used my woodburning tool to burn the edges on certain passages from an old Bible that had larger type-these are the scriptures Wayne requested. Chose to use rub-ons and skeleton leaves to complete the piece.
Decoupaging the collage was time consuming but not very complicated. The uneveness of the tea dyeing process contributed to the look. A few of the flowers changed color under the decoupage medium but none turned out horrid, just slightly different. Wayne and I chose words related to our biblical theme to add to the painted section, decoupaged his chosen scriptures, adhered the skeleton leaves and gave the entire piece a few coats of finish.
Dear hubby is as proud as a peacock when he sits in his recliner to rest and watch his Netflix selections. Top view is the finished product.