Sunday, 2 February 2014

Pressing Flowers.....

Molly Steele and her beautiful Banjo decorated with Dried Flowers
Pressed Flowers
Botanical Glass Frame available from Terrain
I think I must have been 5 when I got my first flower press for Christmas. I was totally amazed that you could squash and dry little flowers. I remember opening the press every day for weeks hoping my little dandelion flower would be flat, I also remember being disappointed that I couldn't press and dry ladybirds (weird child, although during my Photography degree I did later start collecting beetles, butterflies and moths .... but these remained intact).

My 2nd year photography degree exhibition was based upon the Victorian Language of flowers, and after a recent trip to the Flowers and World Views exhibition in Copenhagen I am again inspired.

If you are interested in giving Flower pressing and mounting a go, here is a great link to a how to article from a Pair and a Spare blog.

5 comments:

Meena said...

Just wanted to let you know that it's actually illegal to pick a large number of native flowers. Could you possibly warn your readers of that? Native wildflowers are very important to native wildlife. :)

Moon to Moon said...

Thanks for your comment Meena. i didn't mention wild flowers and although I appreciate your comment I am sure my readers are aware of this as I think it is pretty standard in most countries.

Gabrielle Crystal ℛoseℬonniee said...

Lovely photos ! Great post <3 :)

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Anonymous said...

The story about trying to preserve ladybirds is really sweet.
We're all odd children, in our ways...

Milla said...

That banjo is adorable.