what your favorite flowers/leaves are that you press or dry and what you do with them.
I'm really late this year in pressing/drying and collected mostly leaves - Jacob's ladder, Scarlet runner bean, feverfew, variegated sage, Dusty Miller and a few I can't remember what they're called. A few flowers - mostly feverfew and Shasta daisies. Used my big old yellow pages instead of the flower press - it works as well and is easier to do.
Usually I dry flowers and leaves on screens for pot pourri but can't do that this year as the new cat gets into stuff like that! So plan to add the pressed ones to my handmade journal/photo album.
Post by wardsha2004 on Aug 29, 2006 15:44:43 GMT -5
I never thought of that. I have a here a bouquet of flowers from my best friend. I usually hang them upside down and spray them with hairspray...but I do that when they are closed a bit. I have this beautiful orange rose that is wide open....is there anyway to save that.
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You can dry roses using the crystals. I've never used them but have seen the results and they look pretty good. When I had roses I used to pull the petals off and dry them on screens for pot pourri (before I had cute cat that eats stuff like that!).
My DD likes to find 4, 5, and even 6-leaf clovers in the yard, in this one certain patch. (wonder what's in my soil ) I've still got several in phonebooks stacked on my fridge....That's why they're stacking up...for weight and so I don't lose my clovers ;D
1 thing I've done is put several on my printer and print out a sheet that looks like they're growing from the bottom of the page (plus I tone it down so it's softer. ) Then I re-arrange them and do it again. Even 3x. Now I've got a field of clover as my stationery base and I still have the clovers .
Before I even had a PC I invested in a printer/scanner/copier. I flip up the top and lay the clovers on the glass, the same way you'd place an original to make a copy on a regular copier. Make 1 copy. Rearrange the clovers and put the copy back into the tray so it will be printed onto again. Do it again, or until you get desired results. OH. And when I make the copy I have the option to tone it down, make it lighter, or even darken it. I then place this created original sheet on the copier now instead of the clovers and I put colored paper in the tray and print out stationery. I've made extra and folded those into envelopes or I just send #10 envelopes thru and put the same clover print onto them.
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