Start with drying out flowers . These took a couple weeks. Most flowers lose there colour and turn brown, so it's good to have a variety
I flatten them in books to gets them really thin. When flattening make sure you move it's position every 4-5 days to make sure it doesn't stick . Make sure stem isn't too thick for frame
Frame ready !
Measure frame . You'll need perfect measurements for your paper to fit nice and snug
Pick backing paper . I went for a shiny textured finish . Feel free to paint your own !! Eg black one
Measure twice . Cut once !! Always on the back. I used scissors . Couldn't locate the scalpel :/ lucky I have a steady hand !
Pre-organize your picture . How do you want your flower to sit ? I added letters for a personal touch . Good idea to send as gift !! Maybe a date ?
Clean glass first, place flower in then your paper ( I don't personally glue flower, gives you freedom to change it if you're not happy) take quick look under &&& clench shut . Enjoy !!
- Dried flowers
- Scissors or scalpel
- Shiny back paper