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,
|*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