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« on: June 13, 2010 07:34:30 AM »

I've never made pressed flowers before, so I decided to give it a whirl. Because I wanted the colors to stay as vibrant as possible, I tried to use only brightly color flowers from my garden. They were pressed in wax paper between the pages of a heavy book for six weeks at the bottom of a pile of other books. I'm probably going to eventually embed the violas in resin to make a fancy pants bracelet. Not sure what to do yet with the rest of the flowers. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010 07:42:02 AM »

aaaaaak!  they came out simply gorgeous!!!!!!  i am going to rush out and do the same, after seeing your success.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010 08:47:32 AM »

Lovely! The pansies are my favourite, they turned out so well Smiley
Another flower that presses nicely and keeps its colour very well (and, I guess, would work nicely for small resin beads) are forget-me-nots, if they happen to grow/are in season in your area.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010 09:35:55 AM »

great how they kept their colours!

but be careful with the resin.
i experimented with that some time ago and tried to embed pansies, violets and some of the pink heart-shaped ones - all of them lost their colour while the resin cured, in the end all of the flowers were greyish white with a bit of yellow/green. blah. a few daisies were the only ones that came out fine.

hope it works better for you
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