I painted this in my rose period. I learned to make these roses with Pat Jackson who is in the UK. She came over for a painting course to my local craft club and we did a teddy plate in the workshop. She stayed with me a few days longer and showed me how to paint these lovely roses in acrylic paint. The recyling bit is the pot. It is an old yoghurt pot that I painted black. I use it keep my brushes in. I really must do some more painting...... so many things I want to do, so few hours in the day.