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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2009 08:27:33 PM »

Did you perhaps spray the whole head (lightly and repeatedly maybe) with an acrylic spray to make it stiff enough to lower slowly into the resin??

That is what I was considering.

I don't have any resin!  Could someone try that for me, please? Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2009 09:26:40 PM »

Did you perhaps spray the whole head (lightly and repeatedly maybe) with an acrylic spray to make it stiff enough to lower slowly into the resin??

That is what I was considering.

I don't have any resin!  Could someone try that for me, please? Cheesy

I have some resin, but no dandelions!   Cry
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2009 04:53:55 PM »

So I was going to try experimenting with this over the weekend, but we had two days of severe thunderstorms and the water has de-fluffed all the dandelions in my garden!  Boo, I finally found an excuse not to pull weeds in my flowerbed, and it gets washed away.  I'll have to wait a few more days I guess.

As an additional note, while looking online for instruction on how to do this I found some interesting pictures of other flowers trapped in what looks to be resin and a website that says you should freeze dry the flowers first.
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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2009 12:01:16 PM »

Vaouuuu That is perfekt!!! Shocked Shocked Great job!
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2012 07:15:22 PM »

Take a look at this link for how to make a dandelion paperweight
www.dandelionpaperweights.com/how_to_make_a_dandelion_paperweight/index.htm
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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2012 10:14:59 AM »

the best springtime paperweight i've seen! I'd eat that for my office.
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