In our fourth period class we are making pressed flower art for mothers day. So far we have painted the frames and picked out which flowers we would like to have in the frame. The flowers are still in the process of being pressed. But they should be ready by next Monday. Everyone is excited about this project, so far its the best one yet.
How do you make your own?
First select which flowers you would like in you frame. when you have picked the flowers, you will need newspaper; blotting paper; printer paper; flat, non corrugated coffee filters; flat cardboard; to absorb moisture and aid drying. Your goal is to dry flowers as quickly as possible to prevent browning. When pressing, the easiest method of flower pressing requires no special equipment other than absorbent paper and a heavy book or phone book.Pigments in the petals, stems, and leaves may stain the paper, so if the book is valuable, protect the pages with a layer of paper on each side of the plants being pressed.
After the flowers are dry, it will take 2-3 days for pressing.