Forgive my play on words. Actually, Ganutell DOES rock, but the reference is to a cute little mount I’ve been using for Ganutell flowers.
While I love the traditional look of Ganutell florals, I also like to find ways to display my work that are more casual or contemporary. Here’s a quick and easy way to mount a flower to a river rock. You can find bags of these in most craft stores.
Choose a rock shape that appeals to you, but be certain it has a flat bottom so it will balance well. Take the lower inch or so of your flower stem and make a spiral, then bend it at a 90 degree angle, giving your flower a ‘seat’. Glue this spiral to your rock, using a strong glass or mosaic glue, as the surface of the rock is smooth. E600 glue works well for me. While the glue is curing, you’ll need to hold the flower in place. I sometimes place the rock/flower in a small glass and balance clothespins that are attached to the flower to hold it, or use the wonderful ‘third hand’ clips.
When the glue has cured, and your flower is well adhered to the rock, use some moss to cover the base of the flower. Most floral departments in craft stores have a nice assortment of mosses. Any simple white glue will work for this, and it will dry quickly and clear.
This is a great inexpensive little hostess gift, or teacher gift, or whatever you need it to be. I hope you’ll try this mount, and let me know how it works for you!
For information and instruction on how to make these lovely Ganutell flowers, go here!