Flowers Preserved in Acrylic

Josh(z8a)October 10, 2006

Ran across this site and I'm intrigued by the possibilities...wish they offered a DIY kit. I remember for years seeing an ad (in the New Yorker, I think), featuring a paperweight with the dandelion seedhead, but not sure it's the same company.

Hoping one of us can furnish more info on this method...josh

Here is a link that might be useful: Flowers Forever

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Josh(z8a)

Another site with acrylic spray and also a liquid acrylic that looks like water when added to a vase. I wonder if you could use it to submerge a dried flower in using a shallow paper tray that could later be peeled off...any thoughts? josh

Here is a link that might be useful: Acrylic flower preservation products

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 1:45AM
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wynative(z5 WY)

Josh,

Just happened to see this post - how cool! I would love to try the acrylic spray/liquid idea of yours. Have you yet? If so, please let me know how it turned out.

Marie

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 4:42PM
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Josh(z8a)

Marie, No, haven't tried this. I think I decided that I really prefer the ephemeral nature of plants rather than encasing in acrylic. There are so many lovely flowers and seedheads that just make me catch my breath but it's partly because they so quickly fade ... pressing and drying prolong some but even they pale and grow brittle ...but I rather like the progression.

Would love just for curiosity to know if you decide to try the acrylic...I think part of me has a spark of interest still...LOL josh

    Bookmark   June 16, 2007 at 6:48AM
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jgoplin4_student_cvtc_edu

Is there a speciel resin i could use to harden dried flowers. something that dried fast so that you could form the flower with out the run off. a thick resin or acrilic..I NEED HELP

    Bookmark   January 9, 2011 at 6:23PM
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posieh(3)

I'm posting several times to attempt to attrack some interest to this site. Where is everyone? Or does everyone know all they want or need to know?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 4:16PM
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