The art of stamping flowers has been a well-thought-out way to combine art and nature for a long time. The beauty of the pressed flower is the perfect adornment to your apartment or as a gift. Proper drying and pressing of flowers does not require complicated procedures, but you need to know what everything should be done. Let’s go together today to look at the best way to squeeze flowers.
How to press flowers
The most popular and also the best way to squeeze flowers is by using heavy books. It’s hundreds of years of proven technology. Top lists are the phonebooks that easily absorb moisture. Therefore, books with glossy pages are not recommended. Cut, dry, and place the fresh flower between the pages. For a better result, you can load the paper in the book. Then put the book with the flower under a heavy load. The flower is molded in this way for about a month.
Another technique involves a traditional flower press, which consists of two pieces of wood and screws at the corners. Insert several sheets of clean absorbent paper into the press, between which place a dry, straightened flower. Then tightly seal and press the moon again.
The last way to press flowers is by using a microwave oven. You will need two cubes of ceramic tiles, cardboard, absorbent paper and rubber bands. Fold the jammed paper in half and create a book to insert a fresh, fresh flower. Then press the cardboard and the cladding on both sides of the paper. Finally, secure yourself with a few rubber bands. In the microwave set as low as possible, insert the prepared press and run for 30-60 seconds. Then remove the flower and put it for two more days in the flower press or book.
Flower moldings look great in a frame on white paper. Striking flowers always pick the freshest ones, and if you collect them straight out of the garden, cut them in the morning as soon as the dew drops.
The following flowers are best suited for stamping: shrubs, lily of the valley, mercury rising, narcissus, chocolate beauty, strass, spore, tulip, daisy.
Do you like pressed flowers, or do you prefer only fresh in weight or pot?