on another crafty, but not so creative note, included are also some shots of the hydrangea pressed flowers i made for our dining room. friends have asked, so i am answering. so easy...simply cut your favorite flower or leaf just before the end of it's life. for ex. i cut these hydrangeas in august. then, use newspaper and encyclopedias (or other heavy books) to press them. be patient....i left mine pressing for a month! the key is after mounting them- i used PVA glue http://www.dickblick.com/products/polyvinyl-acetate-pva/ on the paper of your choice- i used somerset velvet http://www.dickblick.com/products/somerset-velvet-printmaking-paper/ -then you will need a little bit of acrylic paint to touch up the pressed plant giving it more "life."
|baaahhh, mollie's favorite|
|if you look closely you can see i added some shades of teal and periwinkle paint to the flower|