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#1 lil pixi

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:04 PM

Has anyone else done it?

I've used Silica gel a few times to dry significant roses. I still have em' in this sacred box my sister & I made up.

I'm going to pick up a container & use this method again, but I still wanted to know if anyone knew of any other or better methods than the gel & freeze drying flowers.
I believe those are the only methods I've heard of.

I'd like to dry & preserve a lot of different types of flowers to add to all different kinds of crafty projects. :daisy:

#2 twilight dancer

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:31 PM

hang them upside down :)

#3 irie

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:43 PM

yep. just hang them upside down.

#4 Erinisme

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:17 PM

for cute lil flowers you want flat press them in a book(cover pages with wax paper)
that way they blossom will stay open.

I'm thinking like forget me nots, pansy, johnny jump ups

#5 Luna

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:57 PM

hang them upside down after spraying them w/ a non-toxic hairspray

#6 Luna

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:59 PM

for cute lil flowers you want flat press them in a book(cover pages with wax paper)
that way they blossom will stay open.

I'm thinking like forget me nots, pansy, johnny jump ups


wax paper works great!

#7 lil pixi

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:02 PM

Oh crap, I didn't even see there were responses here.

Anytime I hung them upside down to dry them, it seemed as if they would become flakey dry & break apart really easily?
But I will give the method a go again. =)

I'm gonna try flattening them too, Erin.

Thanks, ladies.

#8 lil pixi

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:51 PM

Ah, I just got an idea - Pressing flowers like Gerbera Daisies 4 things like scrap books, photo albums & pretty lil storage & gift boxes. :thup:

What do you think the best way to seal a pressed flower would be?