Hugo is appropriated matted and framed. It is a standard mat and frame purchased from the craft store. I had to put a spacer piece behind the mat so as not to crush the reeds. I also offset the piece so that the reflection and the reeds are closer to the edges, and a piece of the reed extends outside the mat.
This will fit into a standard 5x7 mat in an 8x10 frame. I think a dark green mat in a wood frame will work nicely.
I have to get back to JE Camellia next - or - I can wait till my orders for Hydrangea and Antique Mirrors arrive. Or at least until the frames for Falling Stars and Field Mouse arrive, so I can do something fun in the meantime. Is that a good excuse or what?
I re-did the pin feathers, using Kreinik silk Mori milkpaint color thread. For the breast feathers I split a soie d'alger silk thread. It was hard to stitch with it because it kept breaking, but it gave the right texture.
I adapted the JE technique - fuzzy effect for the reflection.
I'll add some reeds in the water next. Earlier I found some wrapped wires used for flower arranging - these may work. Their reflection may be tricky, though.