Framing pressed flowers/leaves

peony4July 2, 2013

Hello! I've spent the past year collecting leaf and flower cuttings from my yard, and have been pressing them between books. I have about 50 cuttings, and most have pressed beautifully.

I found a local source for decent, inexpensive frames, and I would like to frame each cutting and hang in a wall collage.

Is there a preservative I should apply to each dried cutting before framing? Each will be mounted onto a plain burlap or linen matte with Elmer's Glue (based on what I read here), and then placed behind the glass of the frame.

Thank you!

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anniepost

Here you will find information about glues and sealants: to use with pressed flowers:

This page gives simple but important information about the framing process

And for information about matting your art look at this page

Here is a link that might be useful: Preserved Gardens

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 12:40PM
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peony4

Thank you, anniepost! I appreciate your time in sharing these links. What great information.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 11:58PM
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