This is an herbarium-grade specimen and an artistic presentation of Blechnaceae ( Blechnum Fern) which was collected from my large fern plant. This stunning plant features its large frond leaf dancing on the paper. This listing is for a real pressed herbarium specimen.
All of my specimens are one of a kind and this is a photograph of the exact specimen you will receive.
It was pressed using traditional botany techniques and mounted on herbarium paper (which is made from a linen rag blend and is pH neutral and acid free) using botany paste for archival quality. It measures 16.5in x 11.5in (roughly 42cm x 29cm) which is the standard museum/university size for herbarium sheets.I have decided to include the collection information on the back of the specimen so that it can be featured more as an art piece, while still maintaining the scientific integrity of a true herbarium specimen. The piece is then sealed with a UV protective coating, so that the colors of the specimen do not fade when framed and hung in your home. However, like all museum pieces, specimens should be kept out of direct sun to prevent any fading.
Framed Botanicals have become a decorating trend and are showcased in Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living as well as numerous design blogs. Often the botanicals are reproductions of Victorian paintings or illustrations but why have a piece of art that is a reproduction when you can have a real piece of preserved nature? Each of my collected specimens are one of a kind and truly a unique piece of art to showcase in your home!
This can easily be framed with an 11x14 mat and placed in a 16x20 frame. Hobby stores often have this mat size pre-cut at a reasonable price and in a variety of colors as well as frames already pre-made. If you choose to forgo a mat you can always have a specialty size frame made that will fit the piece exactly.
- The picture comes in a protective sleeve packaged with cardboard backing.
- I ship worldwide with regular 1st class airmail with tracking number.
If you have any questions, please feel free to convo me!
Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy!
Paypal and card payments accepted, arrangements can also be made upon request.
Orders will typically be posted within 1-2 working days upon receipt of payment. If you need this item quickly please let us know and we will make sure ti get your item in the mail asap!
Gift wrapping services available upon request. Item will be gift wrapped in a Kraft paper and tied with ribbon.
Most domestic posted shipping rates are for First Class Mail. You have the choice of selecting different shipping options for both domestic and international. Please let us know if you have any questions or if the amount doesn't seem right.
All items are shipped as safely and efficiently as possible. Costs and methods differ, depending on the details - size, is it framed, etc. We combine shipping when ever possible and will ship priority, if that is more cost efficient. Very small items also go first class, as that is usually much less expensive for the buyer. If you have questions regarding the actual shipping costs of your item, please convo me!
I also attempt to recycle and re-use shipping materials whenever possible. This means you might get something in an ugly box now and again, but it also allows me to help you save on shipping. If you would prefer a brand new box, just let me know at checkout!
Refunds are accepted on a case by case basis.
Please reach out if there are any discrepancies on the quality of the item or condition upon arrival.
Upon receipt of the returned item, in the original condition, store credit may be issued (good for 1 year) or refund of purchase minus shipping costs.
We aim to offer quality goods to happy customers so please allow us the opportunity to work with you.
We can be reached easily via the etsy convo system with fast response times. Please direct all inquiries there, not through an email address, as I can't be certain your email won't end up in a spam folder. Please keep in mind that all of these items are handcrafted and can have slight imperfections, but this really does add to the beauty of the finished product.
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