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Mary Delaney

Mary Delaney was born on the 15th may 1700. Her stunning works are often mistaken for watercolours, but they are in fact delicate collages – each flower could be made of up to 200 tiny paper petals. She is worth a google to see her beautiful work. At first glance her pictures look like watercolours, but when viewed closely the viewer can see the intricate patterns of miniscule paper petals that make up the flower of choice.

One of Mary’s incredibly delicate works
Another beautiful piece

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