Monday, September 3, 2007

Pressed flowers part two

Even a small courtyard garden can yield a wide range of flowers & foliage to press.

Press flower is an art which I can explain all of its secrets in three lines,
Materials Needed:
*Your favorite flowers or foliage picked and ready to press
*A large phone book or dictionary
*A sheet of newspaper
*More books or heavy objects - about 20 lbs. worth
Step 1.) After picking your favorite flowers and foliage, put
them in the refrigerator or an ice chest to keep them from
wilting while you prepare your pressing materials.
Step 2.) Place the flowers or foliage on the inside fold of
the sheet of newspaper. Make sure there is no overlapping
of leaves, petals, stems, etc... and fold the top half of the
newspaper sheet down over the flowers.
Step 3.) Open the dictionary or phone book and place
the newspaper in the middle at about letter M.
Step 4.) Close the dictionary and place the other books
or heavy objects on top.
The drying process takes about 3 days. Once the flowers
are pressed and dry you can use them in arrangements,
art work, as gifts, whatever you like.
It's a little more than three line but still short.

I like this drawing with pressed flower,it was a new idea,at least I haven't seen before.
It's a wedding gift for a friend