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« on: October 20, 2004 04:05:35 AM »

Didn't know what section to put this under, but anyway...
I was just wanting some tips on pressing flowers and skeletonizing leaves.

So far, I've put my flowers between two tissues inside a book, with lots of books on top. Roughly how long does it take? And will I have to change the tissues? Also, is it ok to glue pressed flowers onto paper with regular glue-stick glue?

With skeletonizing leaves, I read of one process that boils the leaves in this stuff that I've never heard of, and one process that says to leave the leaves in rainwater for a month. Does anyone know of a really quick and easy way to skeletonize leaves??

Any other tips will be much appreciated. Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2004 10:42:00 PM »

hmmm I don't really know much about this, I have always pressed flowers in phone books, just stick them in there and close it, then I put it on the bottom stack of hte books, the paper soaks up the moisture, so yeah. It takes maybe a week or two for them to be fully dry....A lot of times though, i forget about them, and on the rare occasion that I actually use the phone book, I will find a nice little surprise in there!
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2004 02:03:14 PM »

Doesn't that make the pages go all funny?? Oh well, I guess it's just the phone book hey... Does the print go onto the flowers?
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2004 04:13:19 PM »

there is a little flower juice on some of my pages, but who cares? I hardly ever use the phone book anyways. I just like using them so much because they are so heavy......I have never had the print go onto the flowers...soo there ya go!
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2004 06:29:16 PM »

Awesome! I think I just found the best cheap flower-pressing device.
Thanks LittleOne!!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2004 08:48:03 AM »

No problem!
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