Pressed Flower Beauty

My husband recently received a thank-you card decorated with pressed flower art. I liked it so much that I cut out the flower arrangement and pasted it to a piece of card stock to make a bookmark. Then I thought, ah ha! Everything is coming into bloom in the garden. What a perfect time to take up a new hobby! I can save my cherished blossoms to enjoy when spring has passed and make home-made note cards. So I ordered a flower press and bought a how-to book. Pressed Flower Art by W. Eugene Burkhart Jr. was extremely helpful. It was a little pricey, but well worth it. The book included an abundance of colored photos and detailed instructions on everything I needed to know to learn this charming art form.

Yesterday, I filled my new flower press with blossoms, leaves, and stems. Today, I am going to press some blossoms and herbs into an old phone book. Now, all I have to do is wait for them to dry.

That may be the hardest part.

3 thoughts on “Pressed Flower Beauty

  1. Nice idea! Karen

    On Sat, Apr 17, 2021, 3:10 PM Contemplation Garden wrote:

    > Contemplation Garden posted: ” My husband recently received a thank-you > card decorated with pressed flower art. I liked it so much that I cut out > the flower arrangement and pasted it to a piece of card stock to make a > bookmark. Then I thought, ah ha! Everything is coming into b” >

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  2. You are an artist in so many respects and I love how you are investigating a new skill. I have, in my prayer book, the wild violet that I picked outside of church the day my Great Granddaughter was born. Now what do I do with it, 2 years later??

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