Pressed Flowers

Submitted by Mary Briggs

Nearly everyone has saved a flower or leaf by pressing it between the pages of a book. Pressing flowers has been a favorite art form since it gained popularity during the Victorian Age. Various methods have been tried and used since then. The method of using a telephone book (absorbent paper-can’t use glossy paper), and then place heavier books on top of the phone book works well-and is free. It takes a few weeks for the flower to dry; and flowers can stay in the book for years and still be o.k. There are other methods. Make your own wooden press or buy one, use your microwave-but this is time consuming. You can also go online for more information.

 

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