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Landscapes Using Pressed Flowers

Posted by atravers zone 5 (atravers@snet.net) on
Sun, Feb 15, 04 at 18:39

Hello.

I've seen some wonderful landscapes created from pressed flowers. I have been pressing flowers for years now and use them in cards. But I haven't got up the nerve to do a small landscape yet. Any tips on how to get started? Do a rough sketch? Any tips would really be appreciated.

Many thanks.


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RE: Landscapes Using Pressed Flowers

Hello to you...

Landscapes are easy to do - start small. Find a simple picture that you like on the internet or from clipart or a magazine. You also need to have pressed various leaves and grasses to use as stems, etc.

When I do "landscape", I don't try to place my flowers into a background, but rather work on a solid color paper (usually white). Put your stems at the bottom of your page, or you can put a horizon line in to keep them from floating in mid-air. Try to do just a row of flowers in different sizes. Work from your picture or just place your flowers on the page, moving them around until you get a pleasing composition before attaching them. I don't know how to post a picture here, but I will email you one that did that is very simple and gets tons of compliments. It really is easy - my daughters who are 8 & 5 love to do it with the flowers they press. Good luck!


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RE: Landscapes Using Pressed Flowers

We've had some landscaping projects in the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild. Check it out at www.wwpfg.org. This group will help with anything and everything re: pressed plants. There are members who have won national and international awards for their work and are so willing to share. There's a small annual membership fee, but worth every penny. Projects every month, and lots of sources and information. Members range from novice to expert and we all learn from each other.

Here is a link that might be useful: World Wide Pressed Flower Guild


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