The Little Book of Flower Pressing: All the Basics Plus 11 Projects to Inspire You **Release 4/28/23
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Preserve your sunny days and nature memories with beautiful pressed floral craft.
Gilded herbariums, bold botanical frames, cutout abstracts, meditative mandala creations—each of the 11 projects here features detailed step-by-step photo instructions. Additional tips and tricks help you play with plants: What if you mix large with tiny leaves, red with blue petals? There's plenty of creative advice to power your ideas, including basics on botanical shapes, design and composition facts to help you, and more.
First you'll learn to choose the best method for what you're making: press, dry, or preserve. Directions are included for each process, including instructions for making your own flower presses. As you select, pick, and preserve the right plants for each project, you'll explore ways to experiment with using grasses, leaves, roots, seaweeds, and more.
If natural colors aren't enough for you, or if your flowers have lost their brilliance while drying, follow the instructions to experiment with dyeing, painting, and other techniques to color your plants. The goal is to help your pressed-flower adventures move into your own creative directions, so this book urges you to follow your ideas, even—especially—the craziest ones.
Whether you roam in the yard, park, or flower garden, these projects give you ways to bring the charm of flowers to your own personal crafting adventures.