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Pressing Queen Anne’s Lace

July 27, 2009

I believe that Queen Anne’s Lace is just too pretty to ignore. This beautiful flower had to be preserved and used in this nature crafty family.

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I dyed the flowers in many different colors, since QAL dyes so well. Then I tried pressing the entire flower. This was a little difficult because many of the florets were crushed, no matter how hard I tried to press them all down perfectly.

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So then I tried pressing each floret individually. This was a bit more time consuming, but worth it.

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After a few days in the flower press, they were ready to use. They pressed perfectly!

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Now, what to do with these pressed lovelies; I made a paperweight. I used a 1 part glue to 2 part water solution, then decoupaged the florets onto a rock.

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Now, what do you think of this post? If I move, will you still follow?? Leave me a comment at 5 Orange Potatoes telling me what you think. Thanks!

Lisa 🙂

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