Pressed Flowers …

Cuz, you know – I had to look into it.  Pretty cool!  Quick, easy and should look great in my papers …

I walked around the yard, collecting bits of Spring flowers and interesting leaves:

spring-flowers-and-weeds

Then popped my samples into this ‘lil thing (Microfleur press), nuked them for less than a minute … and Voila!  Magic and beauty all in one! (Only burnt one … my lone Clematis.  Burning them does NOT smell good – fair warning!)

my-microfleur   pressed-flowers

And – a better photo of yesterdays blank:

new-blank-flash

About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at www.chneos.etsy.com
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3 Responses to Pressed Flowers …

  1. bstiverson says:

    Interesting little gadget you have there. I bet it would make dusting the plants with fine powder frit so much easier. Enjoy looking at your work.

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  2. timelesslady says:

    I press many flowers in the microwave, but I use old books. Yes…the smell can be ghastly, but the rewards are well worth it. I enjoyed your post.

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    • claytonhill says:

      Timelesslady … now I feel silly for not having researched pressing flowers more thoroughly … books in the microwave, huh … very cool! Thanks for the visit and comment!! 🙂

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