Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pressed flowers

 I grew up in a house with dried flowers and I taught myself different methods to press flowers when I was an adult.  I don't pick flowers but it is easy enough to find great looking flower heads on the ground in San Diego. Once this was pressed I sealed it to the page with a bit of liquid gloss medium.
 The trick is to press the flowers right away so they retain their color.  If you are in a hurry you can use the oven on the lowest setting.  I plan on pressing some of the lovely clover that is popping up all over the city.  With all the rain they are triple the size this year.  No luck finding a giant 4 leaf clover. 


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