How to choose and prepare flowers before pressing.When it comes to pressing flowers, the possibilities are endless. Nature affords us so much variety and beauty. Seeing all those flowers makes you want to bring home every one. However, there are some guidelines for choosing and preparing flowers for pressing so that you can have the best results and the most beautiful pressed flowers for you art, crafts, and projects.
A summary of various pressing methods.
Pressing flowers is an age-old form for drying and flattening flowers and foliage to preserve them. Once pressed, or dried, the flowers can be stored for later use or used right away in art, crafts, or whatever your imagination can produce. It is also a way of preserving edible flowers, herbs, and other plants without using chemicals.
There are different ways to press flowers. Some flowers may lend themselves better to one way than other, but it more depends on personal preference. The following are various methods for pressing flowers.
Recommended supplies for doing pressed flower projects.Doing something is always easier with the proper tools, so here is a list of some basic equipment that may make various pressed flower crafts easier to do. Although not all these items may be needed, it would be ideal to have following items on hand as they will at least be useful for completion of various projects. This is not a complete list, but our recommendations are based on the usefulness.
September is here and in the north, the leaves have already started to change. This brings a beautiful array of colour that blankets the the trees. The Microfleur Max is the perfect tool for preserving all this color which can then be used in crafts, art, DIY projects, etc.